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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When your teen's rebellious behavior "Crosses the line," How can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kinds resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they've distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen provides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You'll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships-while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult.

About the Author:
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse

About the Author:
Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Director of Psychology Training at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and a practicing psychologist in Michigan with more than three decades of experience

About the Author:
Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor

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

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
You and Your Defiant Teen
What Defiance Is-and What You Should Do about It     9
How Defiance Develops     26
What Does Adolescence Have to Do with It?     39
Is It Just Your Teen's Personality?     53
Where Do You Come In?     65
How to Find a Way Out     82
10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Teen-and a Better Future for Your Teen
Getting Ready     97
Step 1. Making Positive One-on-One Time a Habit     112
Step 2. A New Way to Manage Behavior     127
Step 3. Contracts and Point Systems: How Teens Can Earn Privileges     142
Step 4. Making the Punishment Really Fit the Crime     171
Step 5. Tackling Additional Issues with Rewards and Penalties     187
Step 6. Addressing Defiant Behavior in School and Conflicts over Homework     205
Step 7. Using Problem-Solving Skills     219
Step 8. Learning and Practicing Communication Skills     245
Step 9. Dealing with Unreasonable Beliefs and Expectations     267
Step 10. Keeping It Together     293
Sample Problem-Solving Worksheets     305
How to Find a Therapist     310
Resources     313
Index     319
About the Authors     326

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