But I'm Almost 13!

Raising a Responsible Adolescent

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Date

August 30, 2001

Format

Paperback, 240 pages

ISBN

0809297175 / 9780809297177

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Your Price

15.95



Overview


Main description

Practical strategies for the adolescent years from an expert in adolescent medicine

The overwhelming majority of adolescent health problems today result not from physical disease, but from worrisome behavior. If parents take action early before teen rebellion kicks in, most of these problems are preventable. In this invaluable guide, Dr. Ken Ginsburg, one of the nation's foremost specialists in adolescent medicine, offers a positive action plan for parents of preteens. Prevention strategies include preparing kids to resist peer pressure, recognizing behaviors that signal emotional problems, and teaching preteens to anticipate and react to potentially dangerous situations.

With sample scripts, real-life vignettes, and specific exercises, parents learn to build upon adolescent optimism, creativity, and resiliency to guide their children toward more positive futures and toward safer, more appropriate choices.


Author comments

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., is board certified in adolescent medicine. He practices at the acclaimed Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the on-screen expert in a bestselling video series shown to teens in schools throughout North America. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting as the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Back cover copy

An action plan for parents about to enter the teen zone

The overwhelming majority of adolescent health problems today result not from physical disease but from worrisome behaviors, such as reckless driving and drug use, or emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression. The good news is that if parents take action early, before teen rebellion kicks in, most of these problems are preventable. In But I'm Almost 13!, one of the nation's foremost specialists in adolescent medicine offers a series of step-by-step strategies for behavioral change that can lower risk factors and build positive skills. Dr. Ginsburg explains why it's important to know how young people think and to build on their strengths.

This invaluable book will equip you with the skills to:

  • Make kids aware of problems and consider consequences
  • Motivate changes in behavior
  • Help kids cope with peer pressure and stress
  • Discipline by guiding rather than punishing
  • See beyond negative teen stereotypes
  • Safely increase your child's independence
  • Strengthen the parent-child connection through positive attention
  • And much more!

Also included are sample scripts, real-life stories, and specific exercises to help you successfully prepare for the challenging adolescent years by becoming a supportive, proactive parent now. Because no matter how much your child tells you he or she is ready to grow up, you are still the most important person in your child's life.





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