Author(s): Sarah Hughes
Parenting can be tough, and the teenage years are usually considered the most challenging, but clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes is here to help. In Skip the Drama, she offers simple, straightforward strategies for dealing with everything from selfishness and managing excessive phone use to eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Whether you're concerned about your teenage daughter having sex or trying drugs, or just want to teach her to be more responsible and organized, Skip the Drama has got you covered. Dr Hughes' strategies can be used by parents who might already be struggling with their difficult teen, as well as by those who simply want to pre-empt the onslaught of adolescence and be equipped to manage a smoother transition. Importantly, she shows you how to have the right conversations, the right way, so that communication, the right way, so that communication channels remain open. Supported by real-life examples and the latest research into the adolescent brain, Skip the Drama is your toolkit for effective, positive parenting. Book jacket.