Surviving Adolescents

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9780143003786: Surviving Adolescents

Surviving Adolescents is a clear and very down-to-earth manual for parents, which draws on Michael Carr-Gregg's wealth of experience and wisdom.It has advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers - sexuality, risky behaviours, laziness, school and study problems, and much more.It's full of practical strategies for everyday survival, including:

·communicating effectively with young people

·defusing family conflict

·setting limits

·avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter

·keeping the stress of parenting at bay

Few 21st-century parents have the time to read weighty volumes on adolescent development. Surviving Adolescents is the perfect solution: concise, human, reassuring and with a wry humour.

It is illustrated throughout with poignant cartoons by Ron Tandberg.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 09 2007 Pages: 244 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Surviving Adolescents is a clear and very down-to-earth manual for parents which draws on Michael Carr-Gregg's Wealth of the experience and wisdom.It has advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers sexuality. risky behaviours. laziness. school and study problems. and much more.It 's full of practical strategies for everyday survival. including: communicating effectively with young people defusing family conflict setting limits avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter keeping the stress of parenting at bay Few 21st-century parents have the time to read weighty volumes on adolescent development. Surviving Adolescents is the perfect solution: concise. human. reassuring and with a wry humour. It is illustrated throughout with poignant cartoons by Ron T...

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Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour, and as a practising psychologist specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. In 2000 he was the subject of This is Your Life.

He was founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen(The Australian Teenage Cancer Patient's Society).He is the consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, an official ambassador for the federal government's youth suicide prevention programs beyondblue and Mindmatters, and from 2005 will be consultant to Channel Nine on adolescent behaviour. He has written two bestselling books on parenting adolescents; Surviving Year 12 and Adolescence: A Guide for Parents. He is also a columnist for Girlfriend, Family Circle and Australian Doctor magazines. He has won many awards for his work.

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