This bestselling book from leading mental health professional and parenting expert Dr John Sharry has now been updated and expanded.
Advocating a balanced approach to parenting, Parenting Teenagers sets out a step-by-step guide that shows you how to stay supportively involved in your teenagers’ lives, while also setting rules and teaching responsibility. Emphasising a positive approach that builds on your strengths as a parent, this book will not only help you solve discipline problems and reduce conflict, but also have more satisfying and enjoyable relationships with your teenagers.
Drawing on his popular and influential columns in the Irish Times, the book now contains an extensive question and answer section addressing the many concerns for parents of teenagers in the modern world, such as study and motivation, technology and cyberbullying, relationships and sexuality, depression and suicide; as well as dealing with drugs, alcohol and many other topics.
Dr John Sharry is a mental health professional with over twenty years’ experience, a bestselling author of ten positive psychology and parenting books, developer of the award-winning Parents Plus Programmes and a weekly health columnist for the Irish Times. His books have been translated into nine languages including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic. See www.solutiontalk.ie and www.parentsplus.ie for more details.
Dr John Sharry is a social worker and psychotherapist and the author of six self-help books for parents and families, including Parenting Preschoolers and Young Children, Bringing Up Responsible Teenagers and When Parents Separate: Helping Your Children Cope (Veritas 2005, 2001, 2001). John is also is co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes dvd-based parenting courses, which are used extensively in mental health services throughout Ireland and the UK.
One major strength of John Sharry’s approach is how he demonstrates how parents can reframe potential conflict situations as opportunities for closer involvement and richer family interactions. A very readable, common-sense, user-friendly book.
- The Irish Psychologist
The game changer in these life-changing conversations is actually learning how to actively listen. John’s book provides that really valuable road map.
- Dr Tony Bates, Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health