Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Books for parents of teens

Getting to Calm
Getting to Calm Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens By Kastner, Laura Scribner Book - 2009 649.125 K1945g 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with a teenage child.

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager By Wolf, Anthony E. Book - 2002 306.874 W853g 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Cutesy title, solid parenting advice.

My Teenage Werewolf
My Teenage Werewolf A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence By Kessler, Lauren Book - 2010 306.87430973 K426m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Author and mother Kessler observes, investigates, chronicles--and participates in--the life of a twenty-first-century teen.

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen-- & Listen So Teens Will Talk
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen-- & Listen So Teens Will Talk By Faber, Adele Book - 2006 306.874 F115h 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents straightforward advice for parents and teens on how to build the foundation for healthy relationships, in a guide that covers such topics as curfews, peer pressure, and drugs.

The Teen Whisperer
The Teen Whisperer How to Break Through the Silence and Secrecy of Teenage Life By Linderman, Mike Book - 2007 649.125 L744t 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Therapist Linderman relies on a model of five primary needs that teens require: survival, freedom, power, belonging and fun. He guides readers through each, describing how teens can act out when a particular need is not appropriately met, and counsels parents to stay connected to their teens' lives.

Queen Bees & Wannabes
Queen Bees & Wannabes Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World By Wiseman, Rosalind Book - 2009 649.125 W814q 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains how parents can help their teenage daughters deal with cliques, gossip, substance abuse, boys and sex, and other challenges of adolescence, in a guide designed to help girls empower themselves during a tumultuous time of life.

Free-range Kids
Free-range Kids Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry By Skenazy, Lenore Book - 2009 649.1 S627f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Drawing on facts, statistics, and humor, Skenazy convincingly argues that this is one of the safest periods for children in the history of the world, reiterating that "mostly, the world is safe and mostly, people are good." Let's let kids get out there and discover the world. This isn't specifically for teens, but there's a good section on letting teens go.

The Explosive Child
The Explosive Child A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children By Greene, Ross W. Book - 2010 649.153 G8119e 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Advises parents on how to handle children with quick tempers, explaining how to anticipate and lessen the behavior by teaching the child the skills necessary to handle frustration adaptively and to become more flexible, socially and emotionally. This is not specifically for teens, but it's certainly applicable.

Always My Child
Always My Child A Parent's Guide to Understanding your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter By Jennings, Kevin Book - 2003 306.766 J54a 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Filled with real-life stories, scientific research and practical advice, Jennings stresses the importance of family acceptance for a child's self-esteem and the need to create a safe haven at home for GLBTQ teens.

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