This book offers immediate and clear help to parents, family members and teachers who are angry, confused, frustrated, sad, or at their wit's end in dealing with their teenagers. Beyond advice for crisis situations, the book informs parents of the new stresses their kids today must cope with, and suggests ways to minimise these pressures for both adults and teens. Patience, caring, vigilance, "street smarts", knowledge of the teenage brain -- these are among the many skills that parents today need. The book points the way to those skills, and empowers parents and other adults to resume their legitimate roles as the guiding and nurturing models in their adolescents' lives.
Nadir Baksh, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 23 years of clinical experience in office practice, counseling parents, children and teenagers in family and behavioral matters. Laurie Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D. has worked as a counsellor with marital and family issues since 1988. She is the mother of four grown children.