1-2-3 Magic Teen: Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen to Adulthood (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Dr. Thomas W. Phelan is an internationally renowned expert, author, and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. A registered Ph.D. clinical psychologist, he appears frequently on radio and TV. Dr. Phelan practices and works in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Praise For…

"A really refreshing book and certainly worth looking at if you too have kids who are approaching their teens." — Dominique's Desk

"1-2-3 Magic Teen is simply the clearest, most pragmatic guide you will ever need for raising your teenagers, and guiding them through these rocky years and into adulthood. Dr. Phelan has a keen knack for making the complicated manageable, and nowhere is that more important than in raising teenagers. Through this user-friendly, easy-to-digest book, you will learn the challenges and joys you will face with your teens, and gain a full understanding of their shifting emotional and physical reactions. Dr. Phelan guides you to better understand, connect with, and empower your teen and, in the process, yourself. You will learn when to step in, and when to step back. As a teen expert and parent myself, I refer to this book often, and encourage my clients to do the same." — Dr. John Duffy, # 1 best-selling author of The Available Parent, regular parenting expert, Steve Harvey and WGN Radio 

"Few authors are as successful as Phelan and for good reason. His guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way." — Library Journal - STARRED

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492637899
ISBN-10: 1492637890
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English