Brian R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Patricia Watson, Ph.D.
Here is an informative guide for parents of adolescents. After a brief explanation of developmental issues, expectations for healthy adolescent life is presented regarding school, chores, allowances, after school jobs, curfew, clothing, grooming, makeup, friends, dating, family participation, leisure activities, driving, smoking, sex, and church/temple attendance.
Emphasis is given on the importance of setting limits and balancing limits with adolescent need for freedom and independence. Information is given for making contracts and responding to inappropriate behavior. An Appendix lists sample consequences for typical problem behavior.
The authors state:
Parents must come to terms with the reality that being a parent of an adolescent means interacting with a person who is becoming an adult. This certainly is a challenge but the rewards are incredible. Not only will you see the little people you once knew become capable adults as a result of your parental commitment and efforts during their teen years, you yourself will have matured and grown.*
This booklet is for reasonably functional parents who are over-whelmed with the realities of adolescence or need some guidance to deal with the various issues that come up during these years.
Item CS1001 (32 pgs.)
*Copyright 1996 Brian R. Johnson, Ph.D. and Patricia Watson, Ph.D.
Marcia Lasswell, M.S.
This is a guide for most busy people who have demanding schedules, many responsibilities, and who find it difficult to make time for personal pursuits and for a richer relationship with family and friends. It is impossible to do everything a person wishes to do and also follow through with all the commitments the typical person is asked to make. There are only 168 hours in a week, and the task is to "find a road map through this maze of demands and desires." Lasswell gives the reader a blueprint for controlling the overload and having a more balanced life. Lasswell stresses that good time management involves more than learning to say "no." One must also learn how (and when) to say "yes." She provides a five step strategy that one can learn when considering time consuming requests or wants. She also gives practical strategies for dealing with couple and family issues and controlling the "outsiders" in a persons life: i.e., relatives, friends, and the job.
Item CS1001 (32 pgs.)
Other booklets are being written for the series.
Managing Your Debt
Caring for Elderly Parents
Step Parenting and Blended Families
Creative Conflict Resolution
Living With A Hyperactive Child
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