Stop Negotiating with Your Teen (Paperback)

Strategies for Parenting your Angry Manipulative Moody or Depressed Adolescent

By Janet Sasson Edgette

TarcherPerigee, 9780399527890, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2002

List Price: 16.00*
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The sullen, withdrawn, sarcastic teenager. The defensive, wary, and helpless parent. This book builds a bridge between the two sides—with practical and supportive advice on how to:
  • Contain conflicts before they escalate into violence
  • Break through the teen's verbal intimidation
  • Avoid futile arguments
  • Turn confrontation into communication
  • Stand firm against teen rage
  • Manage teen manipulation
  • Build the teen's self-esteem
  • Talk to teens when no one knows what to say

For ever parent who's screamed, what am I going to do with you?, this book finally provides the answer.

About the Author

Janet Sasson Edgette has been a practicing clinical psychologist for the last fifteen years, providing services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She speaks nationally to mental health professionals on adolescent therapy, and has written for several professional publications including Family Therapy Networker.