Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

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If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome defiance and get teen behavior back on track. By following the authors' clinically proven 10-step program, learn how you can:

● Reestablish your authority while building trust.

● Identify and enforce nonnegotiable rules.

● Use rewards and incentives that work.

● Communicate and problem-solve effectively-even in the heat of the moment.

● Restore positive feelings in your relationship.

● Develop your teen's skills for becoming a successful adult.

Vivid stories and answers to frequently asked questions help you put the techniques into action. The updated second edition incorporates new scientific research on why some teens have more problems with self-control than others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541466166
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, a leading scientific authority on ADHD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors.

Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is director of psychology training at children's hospital of Michigan and professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University. Dr. Robin is a practicing psychologist with more than forty years of clinical experience.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

Table of Contents


I. You and Your Defiant Teen

1. What Defiance Is—and What You Should Do about It

2. How Defiance Develops

3. What Does Adolescence Have to Do with It?

4. Is It Just Your Teen's Personality?

5. Where Do You Come In?

6. How to Find a Way Out

II. 10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Teen—and a Better Future for Your Teen

7. Getting Ready

8. Step 1: Making Positive One-on-One Time a Habit

9. Step 2: A New Way to Manage Behavior

10. Step 3: Contracts and Point Systems: How Teens Can Earn Privileges

11. Step 4: Making the Punishment Really Fit the Crime

12. Step 5: Tackling Additional Issues with Rewards and Penalties

13. Step 6: Addressing Defiant Behavior in School and Conflicts over Homework

14. Step 7: Using Problem-Solving Skills

15. Step 8: Learning and Practicing Communication Skills

16. Step 9: Dealing with Unreasonable Beliefs and Expectations

17. Step 10: Keeping It Together

Appendix A: Sample Problem-Solving Worksheets

Appendix B: How to Find a Therapist


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