Teen-Proofing: A Revolutionary Approach to Fostering Reponsible Decision Making in Your Teenager
John Rosemond is a renowned child psychologist who has helped millions of parents learn to raise their children and remain sane. (Yes, he assures ... Show synopsis John Rosemond is a renowned child psychologist who has helped millions of parents learn to raise their children and remain sane. (Yes, he assures readers, it can be done.) What Rosemond hasn't done -- until now -- is to tell those same parents how to deal specifically with their teenagers. Teen-Proofing: Six Simple Steps to Raising a Responsible Teenager is Rosemond's long-awaited answer to that great mystery, and he tackles the challenge with his trademark user-friendly, humorous, and commonsense style. This is no pie-in-the-sky promise about how to be a teen's best friend, nor is it a seven-year sentence of micro-management agony. Instead, Rosemond lays out a perfectly sound and logical case for recognizing the realities of the teen/parent relationship, forming the foundation. and parenting with the "Long Rope Principle". In short, the author demonstrates how More and Dad can avoid the pitfalls of becoming dictatorial "Control Freaks", skirt the potholes of turning into permissive "Wimps", and enjoy the freedom and rewards of parenting in a controlled (but not controlling) and relaxed manner. Teenagers, Rosemond readily admits, can be a challenge. But infusing young adults with a sense of personal responsibility, then showing them the results of good and bad choices, is a goal every parent can achieve.