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Overview The author of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy outlines the "seven deadly habits" of parents with adolescent children and urges them to get real, abandon old strategies that do not work, and adopt the proven "Choice Theory" of parenting teenagers.
The bestselling author of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy offers a powerful approach for helping troubled teens.
During his decades-long career as a therapist, Dr. William Glasser has often counseled parents and teenagers, healing shattered families and changing lives with his advice. Now, in his first book on the lessons he has learned, he asks parents to reject the "common sense" that tells them to "lay down the law" by grounding teens, or to try to coerce them into changing their behavior. These strategies have never worked, asserts Dr. Glasser, and never will. Instead he offers a different approach based upon Choice Theory.
Glasser spells out the seven deadly habits parents practice, and then shows them how to accomplish goals by changing their own behavior. Most important, however, in Unhappy Teenagers, Dr. Glasser provides a groundbreaking method that all parents can use with confidence and love to keep a strong relationship with their child.
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William Glasser, MD, (1925 2013) was a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectured widely and trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. The former president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles, his numerous books have sold almost two million copies to date.
William Glasser lived in Los Angeles, in the state of California. William Glasser was born in 1925 and died in 2013.
Reviews - What do customers think about Unhappy Teenagers: A Way for Parents and Teachers to Reach Them?
Excellent. I can't wait to read more from this brilliant psychiatrist, and talented author May 12, 2007
Easy to read, provides a practical approach to a very challenging problem. Offers a workable, actually enjoyable way to improve every kind of relationship, not only those with teenagers. Since reading and discussing it with my family, we hear far less shouting in our house.
An Essential Resource Nov 6, 2004
If you are the parent of a teen who is having developmental problems of any sort, then you need this book. This book takes the essence of Choice Theory and applies it to the relationship between teens and their parents. The book consists of a number of case studies featuring the stories of typical young adults with all different sorts of problems ranging from anorexia to poor performance in school. As he is relating the story behind each case, the author will frequently turn to a brief discussion of various facets of his Choice Theory and how they apply to the case at hand.
Glasser's enlightened discussion of the Quality World concept of Choice Theory is central to the book, and how this applies to the teen's relationship with his/her parents. Coupled with this are discussions of the concepts of control and choice. Relinquishing one's control over a teen, and gently guiding them toward making better choices is another common theme running through these case studies.
My advice is, if you have a teen, or young adult, and you are experiencing some turbulence (and who does not?), buy this book, read it, underline the passages that strike you as most important (there are many), then keep this book at your side, within reaching distance, as you navigate these years. It is well worth it to be able to reach for this book in times of trouble, when your relationship with your teen or young adult seems to be deteriorating, to open a page at random, and just read. Very often, you will encounter an extremely important insight that can guide you forward.
Thank you Dr. Glasser for helping us parents to understand that the relationship is everything.