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    • Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Revised Edition

    • How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying
    • By: Michael Riera
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    How can families keep their connections strong when adolescence transforms even the happiest kids into defiant, independent teenagers? In the sage, practical Staying Connected to Your Teenager, family psychologist Michael Riera reveals that in every teen there are two very different people; many parents and guardians see only the rebellious child but miss seeing the more nuanced, increasingly adult thinker.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good, but some bad advice also.

    • By P. Shuler on 04-03-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

    • By: Michael Riera Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Michael Riera Ph.D.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers defines the turmoil of young adulthood and the challenges both parents and teenagers face. As a consultant and lecturer to more than a hundred high schools and with years of experience counseling teenagers and their parents, Dr. Michael Riera dispenses uncommon advice to break down the often adversarial relationship between parents and teens. Because adolescents use their teenage years as active training for adulthood, parents need to "let their kids exercise their decision-making muscle." Dr. Riera's unconventional suggestions include resisting giving advice, even when your teenager asks for it; forgetting heart-to-heart talks and communicating indirectly; giving your kid a non-alcoholic "cocktail" hour to decompress after a long, hard day; and embracing estrangement and expecting inconsistency. Dr. Riera also addresses the most commonly asked questions by parents, and offers practical counsel on such questions as: What are fair punishments? What can you do to keep your kid motivated in school? What do you need to know about your kid's sex life? What do you do about teenage parties, alcohol, and drugs?

    Personal stories from both parents and teenagers are featured throughout, offering insight and comfort to those dealing with similar problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful info

    • By Hilary on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $14.60