ERIC Number: ED390551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Grounded for Life?! Stop Blowing Your Fuse and Start Communicating with Your Teenager.
Tracy, Louise Felton
This parenting guide looks at the way parenting has been working and suggests a better way. It offers a process for parenting that helps parents distinguish the important issues for healthy teen growth. Chapter 1 discusses how children challenge and how parents are challenged. Chapter 2 suggests that parents can begin by changing themselves in areas such as communication and listening skills. Dividing authority and responsibility of problem areas between parents and communicating at an adult level is the focus of chapter 3. Chapter 4 explores the issue of natural consequences where children experience the direct result of their behavior. The fifth chapter examines children's problems which affect parents directly and therefore requires them to take responsibility for them and work towards a resolution. Chapters 6 and 7 emphasize changing attitudes and planning activities with children to demonstrate acceptance and love. The role of parents in responding to problems reported by the school are discussed in chapter 8. Ways of reducing family conflict and resistance and increasing positive, accepting stances are suggested in chapter 9. Chapter 10 considers issues concerning teen sexuality. The last chapter stresses the need for parents to persist in understanding their children and improving their relationship with them in the face of all odds. Includes 34 references. (BAC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Family Communication, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Preadolescents, Sexuality
Parenting Press, Inc., P.O. Box 75267, Seattle, WA 98125 (hardcover: ISBN-0-943990-96-3, $19.95; paperback: ISBN-0-943990-95-5, $12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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