"Sage advice for frustrated parents." -- Kirkus Reviews.
Through their years of working with teens and their parents, Leslie King, LCSW, and Darryl Sollerh have developed a deeply compassionate yet realistic approach that takes into consideration both the parent and their teen's point of view.
Filled with real-life examples, they examine the likely flashpoints for family conflicts, from teenager social lives to their homework habits and grades, from their misrepresentations to their demands for justice, from their calls for independence to their need for dependence.
King and Sollerh's approach, at heart, seeks to spark and an empathetic awakening in both parent and teen, not only as they each meet the initially difficult phases of any challenge or crisis, but also as they move into the future, guided by a new awareness capable of supporting their ongoing efforts to grow in a relationship of shared dialogs, mutual respect and deepening understanding. Or as King and... More > Sollerh envision it: the dance.< Less
An amazing walk through the mind of a teenager! As someone who works with teenagers, I have found this book to be incredibly helpful towards my work with this youth group. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with teenagers!