Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter--A Guide for Mothers Everywhere Paperback – Nov. 11 2015
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- Publisher : AMACOM (Nov. 11 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0814436552
- ISBN-13 : 978-0814436554
- Item weight : 1 g
- Dimensions : 2.54 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #326,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Are you done with the drama in your house? Tired of conflict defining your life? Do you miss the close relationship you once had with your daughter?
Millions of mothers are at wit’s end. They not only struggle with their volatile teens, but most also are unprepared for the tangle of emotions it triggers. . . .
You love your daughter.
You resent her bad attitude.
You worry about her choices.
You get hurt that she’s pushing you away.
You feel overwhelmed trying to juggle it all.
You just can’t stand one more eye roll or slammed door.
No wonder moms lash out when teens push their buttons! But overreacting—or freezing up—doesn’t feel good. And it doesn’t solve problems or build the relationship you want.
Dial Down the Drama gives you a fresh set of tools for not just surviving the years ahead, but enjoying the ride. Written by a family therapist who has repaired thousands of mother–daughter relationships, the book reveals her proven methods for de-escalating scenes, establishing a calm center, and reconnecting with your teen. Anyone can do it, no matter how anxious or frazzled you may feel now. You’ll learn how to:
Break the cycle of conflict once and for all • Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama • Foster spontaneous conversations • Understand the adolescent brain and how it influences behavior • Appreciate her for who she is now—a wonderful work in progress • Replace fear and overreacting with effective communication and action • Forge a healthy, lasting bond together.
Teenage moodiness and defiance can stress the best of us. But this empowering guide will help you defuse the drama—and dial up the joy.
Colleen O’Grady is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a thriving private practice, as well as mother of a teenage daughter.
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I feel like this book was written specifically for me. It's been a Godsend! Practically most of it is highlighted, that's how deeply & directly it speaks to my heart & our situation! It's been so comforting & a load off of my shoulders to realize we are far from the only ones walking through this because, to be honest, I felt like I was an island with nowhere to turn for advice, council, & encouragement. I feel like this book has brought me new hope & determination in our journey in raising a teen daughter & it's given me clarity, wisdom, insight, & taught me practical steps to living in a peaceful & harmonious relationship with my daughter.
Thank you to the author for taking the time & effort to share her wisdom, experience, & research with us!