For Parents, Child Professionals and Educators –
Childhood Unbound: My latest book offers an empowering explanation and concrete techniques to handle the challenging and new behavior parents face today from their 21st century kids: back-talk, a sense of entitlement, endless negotiation, and sexual behavior at ever younger ages.
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The Second Family: This is a graphic work about guiding teens through the realities of what I call ‘the second family’ – the peer group and pop culture that makes its way into every home.
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For Parents and Parent Education Groups –
Nurturing Good Children Now: This book is aimed at parents with younger children, from three to about ten and my goal is to build the foundations of strong character in younger kids.
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Parenting By Heart: This book is about breaking myths. Today’s parents are overwhelmed, not just by the stresses of running a household, but by the insidious expectations that somehow its all supposed to be different, that parents are supposed to be “wise” and “in-charge,” and that families are supposed to find harmony and togetherness through lovely ideas like “quality time.”
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When Parents Disagree & What You Can Do About It: People talk about what we need to do to help our kids and rarely focus on what parents need to do to help each other stay in charge and strengthen their relationships.
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For Child Professionals and Educators –
Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents: This accessible book is one of my own favorites. It contains in simple language, every course in graduate school we all should have been able to take.
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Breaking Through to Teens: In this book for all professionals who do any type of counseling – in agencies, schools, hospitals, or private practices — I present a new framework for working with teens for whom high-risk behavior and lack of adult guidance increasingly come with the territory.
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