Part 1: The Basics provides parents with the skills they need to survive the teenage years. Shows how to apply common-sense techniques to prevent problems and provide support for growth and development. Helps achieve a good balance between protecting adolescents from serious trouble, while giving them enough freedom to try out new experiences.
“This two-part handbook on living with a teenager is divided between The Basics and Family Problem Solving. The former analyzes the psychology of family units and obstacles to adolescent compliance, guides parents toward making helpful requests and provides a system of monitoring and modeling appropriate behavior using printed dialogues.”