Warning Signs: A Guidebook for Parents: How to Read the Early Signals of Low Self-Esteem, Addiction, and Hidden Violence in Your Kids provides adults with essential clues to recognizing signs of future trouble in children. Author John Kelly is a former addict, a parent, and he runs a clinic for addicts. Kelly posits that poor self-image is a breeding ground for violence and self-destruction, and that it evidences itself in recognizable early-stage behaviors. These behaviors can be stemmed before they become pathologies, and self-esteem can be bolstered through nurturing. Johnny Heller soberly narrates this accessible text, which is filled with salient examples of the corrosive effect of low self-esteem and solid instruction on how to increase confidence in children.
You see your children every day. You have a handle on their lives, right? But do you know how to read the undercurrents? Can you spot the subtle signs of potentially addictive behavior? Is there a touch of violence hidden in your child? This book shows the exact key behaviors, activities, and personality changes to look for in your child that point to brewing trouble. Designed for every parent with teenagers today, this is the only book that provides honest answers to the questions you have about your child and drug abuse, alcohol and binge drinking, violence and bullying, gambling, and depression and suicide. John Kelly, a respected authority in addictive behaviors and treatments, together with award-winning journalist writer Brian Karem, focuses on the vital role low self-esteem plays in these addictions and the volumes of other problems that can be attributed to a sense of low self-worth. The book shows you how you can stay vigilant and recognize the early signs of low self-esteem, address problems before they become crises, and nurture your child toward healthy development of self-worth.