Caring for teens brings new challenges. As our children’s needs and desires change, parenting strategies that worked before are often no longer as effective. Whether it is the common struggle over homework, chores, and practice for extracurriculars or a more significant behavioral and emotional challenge, we’re often on the lookout to understand what support would be best for these developing adults.
Psychiatrist and Professor Daniel J. Siegel give us the keys to fight false beliefs about adolescence. “Adolescence is as baffling as it is special because it has an emotional spark; it is a moment of social connection and a search for novelty ".
This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new skills and activities based in clinically proven treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control.
Many teens get into trouble because of an inability to appropriately discharge feelings of intense anger. Teens become angry for various reasons and express these feelings in a multitude of ways, but all have in common the struggle of experiencing a painful emotion and not knowing how to manage it.
Does your teen get angry easily or act out? You aren’t alone. Parenting a teen is hard enough, but parenting an angry teen is especially difficult. You might feel unable to keep your own cool during disagreements, or even worry that your relationship with your teen is doomed.
The teen years can be daunting for any parent. But if you are the parent of a teen who lashes out or engages in troubling behavior, you may be unsure of how to respond to your child in a compassionate, constructive way.
Daniel Siegel debunks myths about the Teenage Brain and “raging hormones.” He discusses the changes and remodeling of the brain within the adolescent period. He asserts that people need to learn about these changes to support and meet adolescents with empathy and compassion.