How to Talk to Teens about Really Important Things (Paperback)

Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say

By Charles E. Schaefer, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

Jossey-Bass, 9780787943585, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 1999

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How to Talk to Teens About Really Important Things is the essential guide for those who has found themselves ill prepared-and ill at ease-when discussing some of life's most important issues with teens. In this much needed book, award-winning authors Charles Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo offer parents a commonsense approach for knowing just what to say to teens and how and when to say it. For easy reference, How to Talk to Teens About Really Important Things is organized alphabetically by topic and offers clear, authoritative guidelines on discussing a variety of vital issues such as depression, suicide, dieting, gangs, drugs, and date rape.

"The authors have a unique knack for combining good psychology with good sense. Their advice is the most current I have seen-they clearly know what's on the mind of today's teenagers."--Lawrence E. Shapiro, author of How to Raise a Child with a High IQ.

About the Author

CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University. THERESA FOY DIGERONIMO, M.Ed., is adjunct professor of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Schaefer and DiGeronimo are the coauthors of How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things (Jossey-Bass, 1997) and recipients of child magazine's award 'best parenting book of 1992.'