Why Won't My Teenager Talk to Me? (Paperback)John Coleman (author)
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"It's easier to be a brain surgeon than a really good parent!"
No one finds it easy to be a parent of a teenager. How strict or easy-going should you be? What is the best way to support a teenager who is pushing you away? What do you do if homework is being ignored, or if a young person is up half the night on the phone or internet? How do you communicate with someone who seems not to be listening?
In this book, international expert, Oxford psychologist and father, Dr John Coleman, provides a new approach to parenting adolescents.
Why won't my teenager talk to me? draws on ground-breaking research relating to brain development, sleep patterns in adolescence, and communication to offer a valuable tool enabling parents and carers to become more effective and resilient during this stage.
Based on the author's long experience in running workshops for parents of teenagers, the combination of practical advice and research evidence will give readers an invaluable guide to the adolescent stage of life. The book draws on the voices and experiences of a wide range of parents of teenagers.
Talking and listening is at the heart of this book. Based on developing strategies for positive and respectful two-way communication, Dr Coleman's revolutionary "STAGE" framework for parenting offers new insights and helps parents navigate the teenage years. Its aim is to improve relations between parents and teenagers, as well as to help professionals in their work with families. It will appeal to all parents and carers of teenagers, as well as to those in the fields of social work, counselling, health and education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
'This book will have a big impact. It is designed to help parents become more confident in their relationships with their teenagers. It is not only a practical guide, but also an original approach for all who have sons and daughters in this age range. This book will prove a godsend to families up and down the land.' - Professor Tanya Byron, TV presenter, columnist on the Times, author of the Byron review "Safer children in a digital world", and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science
'This is an important book for all parents of teenagers to read. The challenges of communicating with a grumpy teenager are well known, but there is too little guidance available. This is the book for all who want to have a better conversation with their son or daughter.' - Fiona Millar, Guardian columnist, former Chair of the Family and Parenting Institute, and author of The secret world of the working mother
'Why won't my teenager talk to me? is the question so many parents ask. Here's the book to help you understand why, and to help you turn the situation around. John Coleman has the knowledge and experience. Every parent should have a copy!' - Suzie Hayman, Agony Aunt for Woman magazine, and Trustee of the charity Family Lives
'Parenting can be hard work, but providing mothers and fathers with clarity and confidence is what John Coleman is able to do. He approaches the complex, challenging and wonderful responsibility of raising teenagers in a manner that reduces conflict and creates the basis for long lasting stable relationships.' - Jeremy Todd, Chief Executive Family Lives
'This book is just brilliant! It's written in a very absorbing style and it feels like you are having a conversation with the author. Parents will just want to keep reading. John Coleman answers all the queries that parents have about getting through to their teenagers, and in a very practical way.' - Pip Jaffa, Chief Executive, Parenting NI, UK
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