Item description for Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Resposible Adulthood (Love And Logic) by Jim Fay & Foster Cline...
Overview Presenting a unique approach to dealing with the turmoil of adolescence, the authors recognize that teens learn best when they're allowed to make choices and learn from the consequences of their actions. The trick is in setting up choices so the consequences are constructive.
Publishers Description Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly--and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationship. Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers. Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face--including divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex--this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity. Indexed for easy reference.
From The Book Jacket The real world doesn't operate on punishment. It operates on consequences. Teens must never be allowed to think that the consequences of their poor decision will be "Mom and Dad will get angry." They should be thinking of the natural consequence of their actions. Whenever we lay something on a teenager that doesn't happen in the real world, it's a punishment and not a consequence." from Chapter 8, Ready, Set - Off into the Real World "Parenting Teens with Love and Logic helps us stay connected to our children while we watch them grow strong and independent. It is a gift to all of us who want to enjoy the incredible process of watching our children become respectful, responsible, and resilient adults." --Bob Sornson, Ph.D., Author of Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Love to Teach and Students Love to Learn, coauthor of Meeting the Challenge and founder of the Early Learning Foundation "Parenting Teens with Love and Logic empowers parents by providing them with the tools and skills to handle each mistake with respect and embrace it as a learning opportunity. This respectful attitude assists teenagers in becoming responsible adults while maintaining a positive healthy parent/teen relationship." --Gloria Sherman, M.A., LPC, Counselor Zemmer Jr. High, Lapeer, Michigan "Parenting Teens with Love and Logic provides parents with a wide variety of the necessary skills to set behavioral limits, encourage decision-making, and teach their teenagers the essential social skills to function in the adult world." --Paul Gasser MS/LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist-Mayo/Franciscan Health Instructor-University of Wisconsin-Platteville "Society poses any number of challenges as teens struggle to acquire a sense of worth, understand the value of personal responsibility, and develop healthy relationships. I have worked with students and their parents for years, and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic has provided a consistent framework that well prepares adolescents for their imminent adulthood." --Dave Funk, parent and educator, Author of Love & Logic Solutions for Kids with Special Needs and coauthor of Teaching with Love and Logic
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Studio: NavPress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 13, 2006
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Series Love And Logic
ISBN 1576839303 ISBN13 9781576839300
Availability 181 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 23, 2017 04:26.
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More About Jim Fay & Foster Cline
FOSTER W. CLINE, M.D. is an internationally recognized psychiatrist. He is a consultant to mental health organizations, parents groups, and schools across North America. He specialized in working with difficult children. JIM FAY has thirty-one years on experience as an educator ans school principal. He is recognized as one of America's top educational consultants ans has won many awards in the educational field. He successfully guided his three children through their childhood and teen years using love and logic.
Reviews - What do customers think about Parenting Teens With Love And Logic?
Awesome book! Dec 28, 2008
I love this book! It is my second book that I have purchased from these authors. It is a "must" read!
Great help for parents of teenagers Nov 11, 2008
We have raised two teenagers somewhat successfully. They are 22 and 27 years old now. The reason I purchased this book is because we have adopted a 15 year old and her attitude and behavior have been a challenge. This book was recommended in the book "Adopting the Hurt Child" to provide practical tips for handling the control issues and power struggles. It has been invaluable to me and is helping us concentrate on our relationship rather than fight over everything. When using the techniques offered in this book, one needs to be prepared to exercise a lot of patience - there are no instant results. The reason for this is that you offer choices to your teenager and then let them be responsible for the consequences. And when the consequences are bad, you are encouraged to show a lot of empathy rather than saying "I told you so". This can take awhile for the teenager to absorb the lessons but I can see enough results very quickly that I know this is going to help our child accept responsibility for her actions and help her to make good choices. It also helps you keep showing love rather than anger to your teenager. I highly recommend this book.
parenting teens with love and logic Oct 20, 2008
This is a great book I have learned many things already and i havent even finished it yet
Got teens? You need this book! Oct 19, 2008
This book will soon become your valued manual on how to parent teens. The suggestions are derived from years of expertise of the respective authors, and have been used successfully by a multitude of grateful parents.
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic - Updated and expaned edition Oct 14, 2008
I was first given this book when I left my son with a theraputic Wilderness Program in Oregon in the US. I travelled with my son from the UK to SageWalk, a therapy centre for Teens who were finding it difficult to fit in with their families, and who had fallen into bad and destructive behavour cycles. Although this book is written in a very 'American' style and can be a little 'cheesy' for the British way of thinking, it is still an extremely effective and helpful tool that can help struggling parents and their children. There are sinarios in the book that can quite easily compare to the problems and struggles parents have today and there are helpful tips that can prevent a parent from screaming at their kids which gets them nowhere. My boy has benefited greatly from this book and so have I. It is a two way journey learning how to be a better parent who can understand and communicate better with their troubled teenager. In the same way, if the parent takes on board the advice in this book then they will reap the rewards of having a well adjusted teenager and better family life altogether. Using the advice in this book helps to bring harmony and laughter back into the homes of families by offering help for today's teenagers' problems and gives the parents hope for tomorrow. I refer to this book often and have bought this book to give to a friend and I know she will benefit greatly from it too.