Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin, Christine M. Benton

Guilford Publications | January 10, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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When your teen's rebellious behavior "crosses the line, how can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kids resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they've distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teenprovides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You'll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships--while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: January 10, 2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593855834

ISBN - 13: 9781593855833

Found in: Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 11 - adult

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Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin, Christine M. Benton

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: January 10, 2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593855834

ISBN - 13: 9781593855833

About the Book

When teen behavior crosses the line, frazzled parents need a reliable source of expert advice to help them take the situation in hand. Now they have one. Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin--award-winning researchers and coauthors of a leading book on defiant teens for therapists--have created a clinically proven self-help program that parents can use to restore order and rebuild trust. Describing 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen demonstrates how to establish common ground, encourage mutual respect, and introduce cooperative problem solving--all without escalating the struggle for control. Much more than just a way to keep the peace, Drs. Barkley and Robin offer parents a means to teach their teenagers skills that will serve them well for a lifetime. Includes helpful reproducible checklists and forms.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. You and Your Defiant Teen

1. What Defiance Is—and What You Should Do about It

2. How Defiance Develops

3. What Does Adolescence Have to Do with It?

4. Is It Just Your Teen's Personality?

5. Where Do You Come In?

6. How to Find a Way Out

II. 10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Teen—and a Better FutureforYour Teen

7. Getting Ready

8. Step 1: Making Positive One-on-One Time a Habit

9. Step 2: A New Way to Manage Behavior

10. Step 3: Contracts and Point Systems: How Teens Can Earn Privileges

11. Step 4: Making the PunishmentReallyFit the Crime

12. Step 5: Tackling Additional Issues with Rewards and Penalties

13. Step 6: Addressing Defiant Behavior in School and Conflicts over Homework

14. Step 7: Using Problem-Solving Skills

15. Step 8: Learning and Practicing Communication Skills

16. Step 9: Dealing with Unreasonable Beliefs and Expectations

17. Step 10: Keeping It Together

Appendix A: Sample Problem-Solving Worksheets

Appendix B: How to Find a Therapist

Resources

From the Publisher

When your teen's rebellious behavior "crosses the line, how can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kids resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they've distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teenprovides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You'll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships--while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult.

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website iswww.russellbarkley.org.

Appropriate for ages: 11 - adult