Engaging Adolescents - Michael Hawton


Parenting teenagers can be tricky at the best of times. But when the tough issues arise - behavioural problems, unacceptable risk-taking, lack of motivation to fit in with the family's values - parents can struggle with what to do, their child often seemingly out of reach to their influence.

Drawing on psychologist Michael Hawton's 30 years experience, Engaging Adolescents is a practical guide to help you steer your teenager through the challenging times with confidence.

You'll discover:

-what helps teenagers develop personal control

-what we can learn from watching professionals who manage emergencies

-how to sort out behaviour so you don't over-react

-a step-by-step guide to using a scripted approach to encourage positive behaviour change

-proven, practical methods for managing tempestuous teenagers

Using case studies and based on universally accepted mediation principles, Engaging Adolescents is a highly practical, skills-based book that gives you the tools to resolve conflict, ease distress and build better family relationships.