Parenting a Teen Girl

Author: Lucie Hemmen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822140
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: Maximize your teen’s healthy development Understand what underlies her moods and behavior Implement strategies for positive results Communicate effectively about difficult issues Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter

Swimming Upstream

Author: Laura Choate
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199391141
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide to help parents teach their daughters to resist negative cultural messages. Never before have adolescent girls faced so many confusing and contradictory expectations. From a young age, popular culture teaches girls that their worth is based on their appearance, their ability to gain attention, and an ever-increasing accrual of accomplishments. With such unattainable standards, it is no wonder that many girls experience stress, self-doubt, and even mental health problems. Girls struggle to develop an authentic sense of self, even as they attempt to meet a set of impossible cultural expectations. Many parents feel helpless against the onslaught of negative influences targeting their daughters, but in Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture, Laura Choate offers a message of reassurance. This book provides parents with a set of straightforward tools they can use to help their daughters navigate the trials and demands of contemporary girlhood. Choate draws upon years of research and counseling literature to teach parents how to instill the power of resilience in their daughters, including developing a positive body image, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic partners, and navigating high-pressure academic environments. Based on cutting-edge research, this book contains the strategies that parents need to prepare their daughters with the life skills they need to resist destructive cultural influences. Though the journey through modern girlhood may be complicated - and even treacherous - this guide offers a user-friendly way for parents to help their daughters thrive in the midst of the negative pressures of modern culture. Practical and engaging, Swimming Upstream is a must-read for parents of girls of all ages.

Power Phrases for Parents Teen Edition

Author: Cameron L. Caswell, Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483426198
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

Parents know that conflict with their teen is inevitable. But when it occurs, many struggle with finding the appropriate thing to say. In her easy-to-use guidebook, Dr. Cameron Caswell shares over one thousand powerful phrases to help parents of adolescents handle even the most challenging situations with poise and grace, and quickly resolve issues before they spiral out of control. Dr. Caswell—a family coach and developmental psychologist—puts the right words at parents’ fingertips to help them address tough topics such as bullying, Internet safety, sex, drinking, cutting, and more. She also provides talking tips, useful resources, informational cheat sheets, and customizable contracts to empower parents to: Address disrespect Boost self-esteem Cool down heated situations Encourage accountability Enforce rules and consequences Provide constructive feedback Say “no” with authority Tackle tough topics

Abnormal Child Psychology

Author: Eric J. Mash
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
ISBN: UVA:X004276954
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Child psychiatry

In this text, authors Eric Mash and David Wolfe achieve a balance between developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology. The book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with the child's environment. First-person accounts and case snippets enrich the reader's understanding of what children with these disorders experience.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
ISBN: UOM:39015078349480
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Child and Adolescent Development

Author: F. Philip Rice
ISBN: UVA:X004208213
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

This broad, comprehensive introduction to development combines chronological and topical approaches by discussing the major topics of development under two major age divisions: childhood and adolescence. Using clear prose and an attractive, colorful design, it offers an eclectic perspective, reflecting many developmental theories, the latest research results, and an abundance of practical applications to everyday life.* Uses a solid research base - citing more than 2,000 references - over one-third from 1991-1993, and 133 from 1993-1995. * Provides real-life anecdotes, examples, cases, and personalized questions to make the material personally relevant to students lives. * Emphasizes individual differences and cultural influences in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. * Contains numerous special discussion sections: * Parenting Issues - present practical problems in rearing children and adolescents. * Living Issues - highlight everyday problems and issues faced by adolescents. * Focus sections - include research findings, opinions, and viewpoints about specific subjects and issues that need to be clarified. * Includes important contemporary topics: * Emotional d


Author: Laurence D. Steinberg
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0072917873
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Adolescent psychology

Resources for Educating Children with Diverse Abilities

Author: Penny Low Deiner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 1401858163
Release Date: 2004-06
Genre: Education

A guide to educationing children with disabilities covers such topics as inclusion, individualized planning, and partnering with families, and includes information on a variety of disabilities.