Surviving Your Child's Adolescence: How to Understand, and Even Enjoy, the Rocky Road to Independence, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118421221
  • ISBN-13: 9781118421222
  • DDC: 305.235
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Helps parents predict and cope with many of the common developmental changes that unfold as children make the transition to adulthood. This period of adolescent growth is broken out into four age groups: early adolescence (ages 9–13), mid-adolescence (ages 13 – 15), late adolescence (ages 15 –18), and trial independence (ages 18–23). The book also differentiates parenting challenges between mothering and fathering adolescent sons and daughters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Note.
Voices of Parents Past.
1: Preparing for the Inevitable.
2: A Road Map to Early and Mid-Adolescence.
3: A Road Map to Late Adolescence and Trial Independence.
4: Parenting Adolescent Sons and Daughters.
5: The Complexities of Spoken Communication.
6: The Use and Abuse of Conflict.
7: Discipline That Does and Doesn't Work.
8: Informal and Formal Education.
9: Problems with Peers.
10: The Power of Parents.
Epilogue: Climbing Fool's Hill.
Recommended Reading.