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#1 of 2 Old 09-28-2013, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey ladies!

 

I am wondering if any of you have a book you would recommend to deal with teens when shit gets hard?  My son has recently moved in with his dad, who I get along great with and live really close to.  He has a great house and essentially my son gets to live a life of luxury there.

 

Anyways, I need tips/advice/a book to deal with such things like defiance, disrespect, misuse of social media, and communication.  

 

Thanks so much!!


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I was recommended these books when my son was seeing an amazing clinician at our city's Child/Adolescent Response Team last year:

 

An Unchanged Mind by John McKinnon

http://www.amazon.com/An-Unchanged-Mind-Immaturity-Adolescence/dp/1590561244

 

To Change a Mind by John McKinnon

http://www.amazon.com/To-Change-Mind-Parenting-Teenagers/dp/1590562348/ref=pd_sim_b_1

 

The first is like the prequel to the second. Fairly easy reads with a clear theory and direction.I have found them to be really really really helpful.

 

Goodluck!

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