About The BookSuccessful Parenting is an interesting and easy to read book showing parents how to deal effectively with the teenage years. It doe not seek to produce perfect parents or perfect children but instead provides simple yet effective guidelines on how to parent successfully. The focus of the book is on what parents can do to provide a healthy environment in which their children can grow.The heart of the book deals with The 10 Commandments Of Healthy Parenting. These commandments provide valuable guidelines for dealing with the common trials and tribulations of the teenage years. Parents will find the information they need to effectively deal with such issues as positives values, setting limits, good communication, sex, cigarettes, and much more.Leite and Parish set the stage with a discussion of adolescent tasks and characteristics, giving helpful insight into teenage reasoning and behavior. They also discuss the changing social climate and how this change adds to the stress of adolescence.About The AuthorsJohn S. Leite, Ph.D. is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Medical School and is responsible for training doctoral candidates in clinical psychology in the treatment of adolescents. He has been active in the treatment of adolescents and adult addictive disease since 1979.