Dr. McIntire taught child psychology and principles of family counseling and therapy at the university of Maryland for 32 years. Father of three, columnist and parenting editor for the Cambfridge Center for Behavioral Research (behavior.org), he has answered over 600 letters from parents in the last ten years. He has also beena consultant and teacher of teachers in public schools and colleges.
This sensible, practical and readable guide for parents of teenagers offers friendly, usable advice on every page. The 10 steps discuss and illustrate with dialogues and examples how to talk—and listen—to your teen, build social and school skills, respond to the games teens play, use alternatives to punishment, look for danger signs of drug and alcohol abuse, and protect your rights as a parent.
This treasure of practical advice by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire provides the help parents need when they are challenged to keep a steady disposition, manage fair discipline, enjoy the job and stay lovingly close to their children. Parental solutions and strategies are offered through vignettes, dialogues, and examples on every page.