A Practical Guide to the Psychology of Parenting Teenagers: Understand Your Teen (Paperback)
The teenage years are complex, exciting and often turbulent. Growth, development and learning are intrinsic to this period and every teenage experience is different. For anyone who cares about a teenager's wellbeing, development and learning, this practical guide offers a theoretically informed way of thinking about, understanding and actually living with teenagers.
Experienced professional educational psychologist Kairen Cullen, parent of four adult children who were, of course, once teenagers, draws upon a wealth of experience as she looks at the areas of particular challenge in the teenage years, and the different psychological theories and approaches that can be used to address them.
Full of case studies, practical tips and exercises, this guide focuses on the three major issues prevalent in teenage years: achievement, belonging and control, and the behaviours that fall within these categories. Underpinning everything with educational psychology literature and psychology theory in general, Dr. Kairen Cullen expertly explains how the reader can develop and improve their relationships with teenagers.
About the Author
Dr. Kairen Cullen is a registered Practitioner Educational Psychologist. She has worked independently and for Local Authorities for over four decades. At this time she is involved in writing, consultation and media-related projects. This title is the second she has written for the Icon Practical Guides series, the first being A Practical Guide to Child Psychology (2011, 2018).