Dial Down the Drama

Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere
Narrated by: Jill Blackwood
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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"The teenage years don't have to be defined by conflict. Dial Down the Drama gives moms practical solutions grounded in neuroscience that transform the eye rolls and one-word answers into healthy relationships with their daughters. I highly recommend it." (Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Mother Daughter Soul

One moment, your daughter is fun-loving and energetic - a pleasure to be around. The next, she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. 

Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor - a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. 

Authored by a popular family therapist, Dial Down the Drama reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you: 

  • Regain perspective 
  • Break the cycle of conflict 
  • Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama 
  • Foster spontaneous conversations 
  • Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior 
  • Appreciate her for who she is now - a wonderful work in progress 
  • Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action 
  • Forge a healthy and lasting bond together

Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama - and dial up the joy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Colleen O'Grady (P)2019 AMACOM

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Very useful!

I have 12 year old daughter, it’s quite challenging to deal with her mood swings and the stubborn unwillingness to cooperate when I least expect it. This book gave me an insight in a different way of parenting and making me realize that I’m not a bad mom , that it’s only the life’s challenges make it look that way, it gives me hope that our relationship has a better future.

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VERY AUTHENTIC!

I can relate! I’m glad I’m not alone in this! This is very real & current! Great book!

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Truly a lifesaver of a book

This book is by far the most insightful and the most impactful parenting book I've ever read. Raising a teenager isn't easy and as a parent you often feel lost or hopeless but this book helped to keep things into perspective, give me skills on better ways to respond, and gave me a greater understanding of what my daughter is going through as a teen. I feel so much more equipped as a parent now.