Bullying, gangs, social media, smartphones, reality TV . . . meet the real-life firewall for keeping teens safe
How To Connect With Your iTeen is the lifeline every Twenty-First century parent or educator needs. This realistic guide shows adults how to reopen communication with "silent" teenage boys and cut through the drama of teenage girls. Written in clear, straightforward language, it offers successful techniques for navigating everything from socially complex issues surrounding sexting and bullying to such everyday challenges around school and homework.
This evidence-based guide equips you with:
- Effective strategies to nurture and develop the 6 essential characteristics teens need to become productive and successful adults-no matter how they define success
- Dependable ways to maintain authority and stay emotionally connected to teens in a world of longer work hours, interrupted conversations, and planned activities
- Reliable methods for keeping teens safe and protecting their privacy
About the Author
Susan Morris Shaffer runs an educational nonprofit that promotes and provides resources for parents, community members, and educators in the mid-Atlantic region. Shaffer routinely works with the White House and Congress to assess teenager issues, develop policy, and validate school strategies. Linda Perlman Gordon, MSW, MEd, is a clinical social worker, trained mediator, and a graduate of the Family Therapy Practice Center.