This book was written to help the parents of out-of-control teens. These parents ask, "Why is my child acting this way?" and "Where did I go wrong?" and "How can I take back control of my home and my life?" The Whipped Parent offers answers to help parents meet the challenge of raising an out-of-control teen. This book can help parents 1] stop blaming themselves and their adolescents so they can move forward, 2] handle disappoint ment from expectations their adolescents have not met or will not meet, 3] recognize how society has placed unreasonable expectations on today's parents, leaving them emotionally drained and sick, 4] work with community resources, like the courts and schools, when responding to their adolescents' behaviors, and 5] appreciate the humor (yes, humor) that goes along with raising an out-of-control teen. Both parents and professionals will discover that The Whipped Parent is a practical, realistic and easy-to-understand resource for dealing with an adolescent's frustrating behaviors -- behaviors that can leave even the most experienced parents "whipped." It is written in everyday language, with humor and hope, by experts who work exclusively with adolescents who are "oppositional-defiant" and have conduct disorders. Even the most overwhelmed parent will finish it and feel better! The book features appendixes, worksheets, suggested reading and an index.