Author(s): Michael Riera
Reconnect With Your Teenager and Keep That Connection Strong, Nothing in a parent's life is more trying and confusing than raising a teenager. But few parents know that in every teen there are two very different people; most see only the rebellious child and, if they're not on the lookout, they'll miss the more agreeable, increasingly adult thinker in their midst. In this wise and practical guide, family counselor and head of school Michael Riera offers tools and strategies to strengthen and deepen family connections by: Working with, not against, adolescents' unique sleep rhythms, Using time in the car to invite real conversations, Moving from a "managing" to a "consulting" role in a teen's life This new edition has been fully revised and updated to help parents make the most of today's technology, engage grandparents, and guide teens on everything from social media to college applications. Staying Connected to Your Teenager demonstrates ways to bring out the best in a teen-and, consequently, in an entire family. Book jacket.