The teen whisperer : how to break through the silence and secrecy of teenage life / Mike Linderman, with Gary Brozek.
Real-life cowboy Mike Linderman wakes up at dawn, works his ranch, and then counsels troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around. Here, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. This technique deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level, and helping you and your teen to learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.--From publisher description.
- ISBN: 9780061238659 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0061238651 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Collins, , ℗♭2007.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
How to use this book -- Meet the teen whisperer -- You can call me Mr. Mike -- Understanding reality therapy -- The five primary needs of your teen -- Survival -- Fun -- Freedom -- Power -- Belonging -- When teens' needs aren't being met -- The emotional consequences of unmet needs -- Acting out behavior: eating disorders, drinking, and drugs -- Acting out behavior Pt. II: violence and sex -- Acting out turns inward: depression and suicide -- Developing the right approach -- Having the right mindset -- Showing the right mindset through praise -- Communicating with your teen -- Talkin' the right talk -- Making the right set of rules -- Riding herd on your understanding -- Epilogue.
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