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3.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 5 3.42 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Riera Narrator: Michael Riera, Ph.D. Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2001 ISBN:
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Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers defines the turmoil of young adulthood and the challenges both parents and teenagers face. As a consultant and lecturer to more than a hundred high schools and with years of experience counseling teenagers and their parents, Dr. Michael Riera dispenses uncommon advice to break down the often adversarial relationship between parents and teens. Because adolescents use their teenage years as active training for adulthood, parents need to let their kids exercise their decision-making muscle.

Dr. Riera's unconventional suggestions include resisting giving advice, even when your teenager asks for it; forgetting heart-to-heart talks and communicating indirectly; giving your kid a non-alcoholic cocktail hour to decompress after a long, hard day; and embracing estrangement and expecting inconsistency.

Dr. Riera also addresses the most commonly asked questions by parents, and offers practical counsel on such questions as: What are fair punishments? What can you do to keep your kid motivated in school? What do you need to know about your kid's sex life? What do you do about teenage parties, alcohol, and drugs?

Personal stories from both parents and teenagers are featured throughout, offering insight and comfort to those dealing with similar problems. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 11/3/2013

    " hands down one of the best books for parents of teens to learn from! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/23/2013

    " As self help books go, this actually held my interest passed the first chapter. This is alot of interesting advice in here but as you would think, not all is relevant to your individual teenager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathi | 7/15/2013

    " GUESS MY KIDS ARE 'NORMAL' AFTER ALL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 7/14/2013

    " Good book when dealing with "transitional" teen: an adolescent who thinks he should have the same privileges as an adult. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 11/30/2012

    " The best part is his simple explanation of the changing parental role between childhood and teenagerdom - from manager to consultant. I think about that often when my instinct is to control rather than to assist my daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tarah Wilder | 11/4/2012

    " This book has been really helpful at work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 3/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book - you can pick through and read the chapters that apply to you easily as you need them and it offers some very good and needed advice for parents of teens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 10/23/2011

    " This all seemed like common sense to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 12/11/2010

    " This all seemed like common sense to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/3/2010

    " As self help books go, this actually held my interest passed the first chapter. This is alot of interesting advice in here but as you would think, not all is relevant to your individual teenager. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 12/5/2009

    " The best part is his simple explanation of the changing parental role between childhood and teenagerdom - from manager to consultant. I think about that often when my instinct is to control rather than to assist my daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 10/12/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book - you can pick through and read the chapters that apply to you easily as you need them and it offers some very good and needed advice for parents of teens. "

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