hundreds of books written by professionals that can help with the problems
you may be having with your teen. For those parents that don't have a
lot of money books can help them understand the disorders and behavoiours
your child is working through. The more you understand a behaviour the
better you can cope and hopefully change the outcome of your child's future.
While books may not completely elimnate the need for professional treatment
they are valuable tools in the fight for your teens well being.
Beyond professional books their are books that relate stories of troubled
teens that recovered. These can provide valuable insights into what you
are experiencing. Partening is a difficult job and the better you understand
your role the better you can help your teen. Below are the most popular
books on each major subject.
|| "The very best book of its kind for parents dealing with behaviorally
difficult teens. Valuable real-life examples illuminate not just what
defiance looks like, but why it happens, and how to bring about change
while strengthening family relationships. This will be the first book
I recommend to the families I work with."--Sam Goldstein, PhD, Department
of Psychology, George Mason University
||Bradley, a psychologist drawing on current brain research, argues
that teenagers are basically nuts. Using crisp, believable anecdotes
that are alternately poignant and hysterically funny (while avoiding
generic examples, jargon or psychobabble), Bradley homes in on real-life
scenarios, showing parents, for instance, how to respond when their
teen is "raging," and how to set curfews and limits. Bradley draws
a vivid picture of what the teen is going through, and gives parents
the tools to tackle contemporary issues together. An invaluable parachute
to parents diving into the teen years. - Publishers Weekly
||This is a survival guide for parents who find themselves marooned
among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen.
||An excellent resource for anyone dealing with addictions....This
book contains the information that can start you on the road to recovery.
--Bernie Siegel, M.D.
|| It may be time for a closer look at some of our assumptions about
addiction. Between the predominance of 12-step programs and incorrect
information issued by the press, thousands of people are getting misinformation
instead of the help they need. Lance Dodes, in his book The Heart
of Addiction, reexamines common myths and provides a world of new
recommendations aimed at helping anyone with an addiction, be it to
gambling, alcohol, or prescription medications. Rather than focusing
on the specific object of addiction, he chooses instead to look at
the common desires and emotions present in anyone with addiction issues.
||Shouting at the Sky: Troubled Teens and the Promise of the
This tale of teenagers struggling to remake their lives in the wilds
of southern Utah manages to be both deeply lyrical and seriously sappy.
Nature writer Ferguson (The Sylvan Path: A Journey Through Americas
Forests, 1997) spent several months as a kind of counselor-cum-observer
with the Aspen Achievement Academy, a wilderness therapy program whose
philosophy blends pioneer self-reliance with a generous helping of
New Age blather. The students, plagued by everything from drugs to
depression to attention-deficit and eating disorders, are grizzled
veterans of countless failed therapeutic schemes.
||Parenting Teens With Love And Logic
Cline and Fay know teenagers well, and the book is engaging. The parenting
pearls in the last third of the book are worth the price of purchase.
Read it carefully; the book is short on "bring them up in the training
and instruction of the Lord" and long on "do not exasperate your children."
--Daniel R. Vander Ark
||Parenting Today's Adolescent Helping Your Child Avoid The
Traps Of The Preteen And Teen Years
Normally confident moms and dads grow weak-kneed when their children
enter--gasp!--puberty. Barbara and Dennis Rainey, parents of six teenage
or older children, map out the unfamiliar, demanding landscape of
both pre-adolescence (ages 10-12), as well as the teen years that
follow. Preadolescence is when convictions are shaped; adolescence
is when convictions are tested, they advise parents. In Parenting
Today's Adolescent the Raineys help children and parents build a satisfying
relationship while forging a vision for a productive, God-honoring
life--before, during, and after adolescence.
||Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish
Authority and Reclaim Love
"For all parents who want good, immediately applicable ideas that
are effective with acting-out teenagers, this is the book for you!"
--John Gray, Ph.D.
||Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teen
What an encouraging and challenging book for parents. Tripp
doesn't pull any punches in this outstanding book that challenges
parents to be more deliberate and intentional about their parenting.
The primary emphasis of the book is getting through to parents that
raising children is not about how they look, how well they score on
some standardized test, or how many touchdowns they score, but ultimately
if they have a heart for God.