This handbook was created to teach parents how to respond instead of react to what their teens are doing or saying. When you respond to things, YOU are in control, when you are reaction mode, we are... More > not in control and fear has opportunity to creep in and guide our thinking.
This handbook will take you step by step through easy to do lesson plans and action steps that will give you the confidence to respond instead of react and learn to gain respect not just feel validated.< Less
Can I Sit With You Too? is the second collection of stories from the Can I Sit With You? project. These new tales represent an even wider range of schoolyard experiences, including best friend... More > disappointments, new kid fears, harsh discrimination, living with disabilities, and emerging sexuality. By sharing moments from kindergarten through high school, these stories once again remind us that we are not alone: chances are, if it happened to you, it happened to someone else, too.
The Can I Sit With You? project has been featured on NPR, and in live shows and readings from Seattle's Annex Theatre to the San Francisco Bay Area's Book Passage. Proceeds from this book benefit SEPTAR, the Special Education PTA that Jennifer and Shannon helped found in 2007.< Less
Practical ideas for getting your family to help at home - from a busy mom of eight and foster mom of over fifty! Includes the tried-and-true How-to-Do-It cards now used successfully in many homes,... More > ideas for using the cards as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with another system you may already be using, plus tips on how to organize your household to maximize success. 88 pages, lay-flat coil binding. Also available in e-book format so you can print the cards straight from your computer!< Less
"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... More > 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 Sollerh envision it: the dance.< Less