ERIC Number: ED451910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years: A Guide for Parents.
Noting that caring adults can help teens make the right decisions during the difficult time of adolescence, this guide for parents provides some useful tools to improve parents' communication with teenagers to help them get through adolescence successfully. The booklet is presented in six parts: (1) "Getting the Conversation Started," including tips for opening up the dialogue, even after it has been shut down; (2) "Increasing Responsibility and Freedom," including ideas for setting limits that protect teens while giving them room to grow and develop; (3) "Managing Anger: Theirs and Yours," including anger management skills for parents and ideas to share with teens; (4) "Handling Tough Situations," including examples of difficult situations, identification of warning signs of trouble, and advice on how to handle problems such as bullying, drug use, school failure, sadness/depression, and anger and violence; (5) "When Parents Need Help First," including suggestions for parents on dealing with issues affecting their parenting ability; and (6) "Getting Help for Your Teen," suggested sources of help for various types of problems. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Produced by the White House Council on Youth Violence.