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How to Deal With Your Acting-Up Teenager: Practical Help for Desperate Parents [Paperback]

Robert Bayard , Jean Bayard
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Feb. 15 1986
An outstandingly courageous, honest and original approach to teenage acting-out. This book might save your family's sanity. -Louise Bates Ames, Gesell Institute of Human Development

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for parenting teens. Aug. 6 2013
By Bill
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a family therapist I requested this book so often from the library that they told me to keep it. I lent it out to some parents and did not get it back. So I had to buy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great but pages missing April 16 2013
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This is a great helpful book but there are a few pages missing! So thats a little disappointing. Would recommend though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book WORKS for you!!!!! Sept. 6 2012
By CJ
Format:Paperback
This book was purchased as part of a self-help parenting group called HOPE (Helping Other Parents Everywhere). The book and it's principles were practiced by the group members, and discussed with phone support for each other. It changed all of our lives AND more importantly it allowed us to eventually have healthy relationships with teenagers that were on destructive paths to Nowheresville.... An excellent book, and the principles WORK... just read and follow the program to get your life back. it worked for my family and we had a teen that was skipping school, using drugs, alcohol, lying, stealing, aggressive, and all round a disappointment. He has now graduated, got a job, in a relationship, working on getting his driver's license, and focused on a future.... and we celebrate that with him..... a worth while investment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only self-help book that ever helped March 17 2004
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My ex-wife and I read this book almost 20 years ago, when our two kids were teenagers. Our daughter, the eldest, was acting up (and out)--breaking curfew, staying out, experimenting with different substances, generally going through a volatile adolescence--normal "individuating," it turned out (thank God), but it was driving her mother and me crazy because we lived apart and both worked full-time. Two employed adults are no match for one teenager intent on getting her way. We were at the end of our tethers trying to keep tabs on her. Somehow we found out about HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ACTING UP TEENAGER. We both read it, decided it made sense and was worth a try, and had a family meeting with both our kids. We told them we wanted to try a new way of parent-kid relations that basically boiled down to, mutual respect. When we told them we were going to stop trying to control them--ground them, harass them about schoolwork and grades, etc.--they looked at us suspiciously. Was this some kind of trick? Some sort of parental sting operation? No, no, we assured them, we were on the level. And it worked. Our daughter stopped driving us crazy, we stopped driving her crazy, and relations improved. I can say unequivocally that this is the only self-help book that has ever actually helped me (and I've read a few). I recommend it without qualification. The authors, as I recall, were parents themselves as well as psychologists, and brought both their practical and academic experience to bear. Bless them both. I still tell people about this book when I hear about problems with adolescence, and am glad it's still available.
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