Does it sometimes seem like your teenager is trying to push you over the edge? In this essential survival guide, psychologist and parenting expert Carl Pickhardt helps parents anticipate common developmental challenges and gives them the skills to help their children through the sometimes difficult teenage years.
In Surviving Your Child's Adolescence, Pickhardt presents a dynamic four-stage model of adolescent growth from early adolescence to trial independence and provides practical strategies for guiding children to adulthood, including dealing with arguing, chores, messy rooms, homework, and other common issues that drive parents and their teens crazy. Pickhardt also includes advice for teaching young people effective communication techniques, engaging in constructive conflict, and employing responsible decision-making approaches, as well as guidelines for protecting teens from the dangers of the Internet, bullying, dating, and substance abuse.
Praise for Surviving Your Child's Adolescence
"This is a road map for raising healthy, independent young people in a way that fosters a positive parent/child relationship for a lifetime."
Diana Weiss-Wisdom, PhD, author, Wisdom on Step-Parenting: How to Succeed Where Others Fail
"Adolescence is tough on everyone. But there is expert help for both parents and children in Dr. Carl Pickhardt's Surviving Your Child's Adolescence, the only guide you will need to survive and enjoy the process of your child's development into an independent young adult. With this brilliantly presented and thorough guide in hand, you may find that the aliens return your child to you in much better shape than you believed possible."
Carolyn White, author, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child, and editor of Only Child magazine
"Carl Pickhardt offers parents a compassionate road map for their children's adolescent years, rooted in faith in the power of love to transcend conflict."
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, coauthor, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids