You're Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years With Connected Parenting by Jennifer KolariYou're Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years With Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari

You're Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years With Connected Parenting

byJennifer Kolari

Paperback | August 7, 2012

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Imagine that there is a medication you could administer to your teens that would help regulate their moods, increase their sense of trust, and improve their overall brain function. Imagine, moreover, that it’s free, has no negative side effects, and helps to boost the immune system. And it’s available in an unlimited supply.

 

It sounds too good to be true, but in You’re Ruining My Life! Jennifer Kolari shows how her unique approach to parenting can have all these effects and more. Kolari’s CALM technique is based on the therapeutic strategy of mirroring . Used regularly, it can strengthen the parent–child bond and build emotional independence.

 

Kolari provides information, advice, sample conversations, and anecdotal examples to show how parents can turn what they have learned into everyday practices that help them to reconnect with their teens so they can spend more time enjoying each other—and less time at war.

 

Jennifer Kolari, MSW, RSW, is a child and family therapist who has been based in Toronto for twenty years. In addition to coaching parents on how to develop and use connected parenting skills, she teaches children's social skills groups and parenting workshops. A sought-after speaker, Kolari has offered useful and practical strategies,...
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Title:You're Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years With Connected ParentingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.62 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143168789

ISBN - 13:9780143168782

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful, thoughtful and practical This is a great book that has helped me immensely with my 14 year old daughter. I was able to start using the techniques right away and the response from my daughter has been incredible. The approach the author suggests builds empathy both ways because once you can express your understanding/ empathy or simply attentive presence to your teen, they suddenly start thinking about you differently, too. It is not that it makes parenting EASIER -- nothing does -- but is makes it BETTER and RICHER.
Date published: 2014-06-30