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1-2-3 Magic Teen (4th Edition) Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen to Adulthood
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Help your teens grow into the very best versions of themselves!

From rule-breaking and risk-taking to defensive communication and disrespect, parenting a teenager can feel like modern warfare--but it doesn’t have to be that way. In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, internationally renowned parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan explains how to better understand your teenager, which problems are not worth fighting over, and why your child’s behavior likely matches the definition of a normal adolescent! With helpful, straightforward advice backed up by research and parent-tested strategies, 1-2-3 Magic Teen will help you establish a calmer, more respectful home and family life and show you how to guide your teenager into healthy, functional young adulthood.

  • Learn the Language: Communicate with open and engaging language, and listen to your teenager the right way.
  • Establish Expectations: Learn how to set limits while still encouraging independent decision-making and helping your child develop their emotional intelligence.
  • Stay in Touch: Allow your teen to open up to you in more meaningful and inclusive ways through four simple connection building strategies.’
  • Take Care of Yourself: Take time to maintain your own emotional well-being to avoid allowing your own anxieties and stresses to influence your children

You’ll also find tools and advice tailored for the challenges of a teen lifestyle, including:

  • Forgetting to do chores
  • Absence in family outings
  • Drop in grades
  • Missed curfews
  • Parties and drinking
  • Work responsibilities

The author of the million-copy parenting bestseller 1-2-3 Magic applies his time-tested, trusted advice in this straightforward, encouraging guide that walks parents through the ups and downs of teen life, allowing them to help their kids gain confidence and push toward independence.

  • Details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6" x 9"
  • Page Count: 192

About Author

A registered clinical psychologist, Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association.

In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications. Dr. Phelan received his Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago in 1970 after completing his internship at the Loyola Child Guidance Center. He worked at the DuPage County Mental Health Center until 1972 and then entered private practice.

He has also served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD/ADHD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.

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