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Is it a big problem or a little problem? : when to worry, when not to worry, and what to do - Egan, Amy
Call Number: 649 IS
ISBN: 0312354126
Publication Date: 2007
Offers parents practical advice on how they can cope with the differences in their child's learning style and temperament, and the resulting tantrums, in a way that encourages their child to grow but still sets solid limits that will help them related to others, be happy, and go on with their daily life.

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The Teen Whisperer - Linderman, Mike
Call Number: 649 LIN
ISBN: 0061238651
Publication Date: 2007
Offers advice for parents of troubled teens, discussing the five primary needs of teenagers and various acting out behaviors and including suggestions on communication and rules.

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Every child has a thinking style : a guide to recognizing and fostering each child's natural gifts and preferences--to help them learn, thrive, and achieve - Nakone, Lanna
Call Number: 649 NAK
ISBN: 9780399532467
Publication Date: 2006
Offers parents insight into how children think and learn, describing the four distinct types of learners, and includes tips on how to help children make the most of their learning style.

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But nobody told me I'd ever have to leave home : from toddlers to teens : how parents can raise children to become capable adults - Lynn, Kathy
Call Number: 649 LYN
ISBN: 1552857034
Publication Date: 2005
Examines the various factors that help children grow up and become capable adults, and offers suggestions for encouraging children to make their own decisions from toddlerhood to the teenage years.

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The parent's guide to texting, Facebook, and social media : understanding the benefits and dangers of parenting in a digital world - Edington, Shawn Marie
Call Number: 302.3 EDG
ISBN: 1934812978
Publication Date: 2011
Offers parents an overview of the dangers of social media and mobile networking, covering textual harassment, cyberbullying, sexting, and online predators, and provides awareness, solutions, and preventative resources for keeping kids safe online and teaching them about the dangers of the digital world.

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Talking Back to Facebook - Steyer, James P.
Call Number: 004.67 STE
ISBN: 9781451658118
Publication Date: 2012
"The RAP on digital media -- Relationships : connection, intimacy, and self-image -- Attention and addiction : your child's brain on computers -- The loss of Privacy : why your child is at risk -- The end of innocence -- Embracing the positives of digital media -- Kids are more than data points -- Parenting 2.0 : top common sense tips -- Birth to age two -- Ages Three to four -- Ages five to six -- Ages seven to eight -- Ages nine to ten -- Ages eleven to twelve -- Ages thirteen to Fourteen Conclusion : talking back and taking back control."

Resources on the Web

  • Mayo Clinic's Tips for Raising Teens
    A page of useful tips for parents to help their adolescent become a caring, independent and responsible adult.
  • American Academy of Adolescent & Child Psychiatry Fact Sheets
    The AACAP widely distributes information on their website, and elsewhere, in an effort to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents.

    To support and advance child and adolescent psychiatry and those it serves, the Academy provides a series of informational sheets called Facts for Families and research findings.
  • Help for Parents of Troubled Teens
    Robert and Jeanne Segal started in 1999 because of their belief that everyone facing mental and emotional health challenges deserves to have access to free, unbiased information without being pressured by special interests or corporate sponsors.
  • Parenting Teens
    The content on this site is offered to the public as information, experiences, and the perspectives of other parents. does not claim to offer any kind of medical or therapeutic advice or recommendations.

Multimedia Content Related to Parenting Adolescents

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