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Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens
by Deborah W. Haffner Details
Parenting educator Debra Haffner offers invaluable practical advice, sample conversations, and checklists that parents can use to talk to their teens.
Got Teens?: The Doctor Moms' Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities
by Logan Levkoff Details
The Doctor Moms combine their medical and psychological knowledge with their own personal experiences to address the most cringeworthy and difficult questions that kids often ask their parents. Topics include body development, emotional changes, bullying, social media, substance abuse, and more.
Grow the Tree You Got: & 99 other ideas for raising amazing adolescents and teenagers
by Tom Sturges Details
A wise and inspiring guide to parenting through the extraordinary- and at times tumultuous-journey that is the adolescent and teenage years.
Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
by Rosalind Wiseman Details
A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges
Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving
by Tim Hollister Details
A new and unique approach to helping parents of teen drivers focus on preventing dangerous situations written by a father who lost his teenage son in a car crash.
Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World
by Dennis Trittin Details
Key strategies for parents of teens in the crucial window before that launch into the real world. Learn how to set them up for success through effective communication, valuing and cultivating their unique strengths, and empowering versus control.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
by Foster W. Kline Details
Empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers.
Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers: Parenting with Love, Laughter, and Limits
by Maurice J Elias Details
A clear, informative book of sound advice to help parents raise knowledgeable, responsible, nonviolent, and caring teenagers who will mature into well-adjusted young adults. "Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers" is packed with real-life scenarios, practical strategies, the answers to the questions parents ask most frequently, and even questionnaires and quizzes.
Reaching Teens in Their Natural Habitat: A Field Guide for Savvy Parents
by Danny Holland Details
Danny Holland, an expert on youth culture, peers into the world of America's kids-and offers proven advice on how parents can adopt the tools of the experts.
Sparks: How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers
by Peter L Benson Details
rounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
by Gary D. Chapman Details
Contains very practical guidance on how to express the teen's primary love language, how to teach them appropriate responsibility, and how to properly handle both parental and teen anger.
When the Breast Fairy Comes: Understanding and Communicating with Your Daughter During Adolescence
by Stacy L Roberts Details
Focusing on the mental and physical changes daughters undergo during adolescence and the issues that parents worry about most.
Updated 03/21/2014

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