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Your Defiant Teen

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When your teen's rebellious behavior "crosses the line," how can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kids resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they've distilled their approach into a clinica ...more
ebook, 326 pages
Published February 2nd 2008 by Guilford Publications (first published February 1st 2008)
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Lillian Angelovic
Aug 29, 2011 Lillian Angelovic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Extremely helpful at bringing both a parent and a defiant teen up to where they can communicate and work on the underlying issues that have grown up in their parent-child relationship. I especially appreciated the humbling realization that I was doing it all wrong.
Sep 19, 2016 Rebecca is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
My teen is passively noncompliant. The first section of the book actually made me feel a lot better about our situation. Teen defiance can be much scarier than what is happening here. Still, we are struggling, she and I. So I'm going step by step as outlined by the book and I'll record our progress here.

Step 0 I made the decision to take away one responsibility from her. The one that creates the most opportunity for us to fight on a daily basis. I am now doing all of her laundry. From picking u
Honestly? I could not get through the whole book. It had some very valuable tips and tricks to work with a defiant teen, however I kept finding myself rolling my eyes while reading some of the suggestions (especially the conversations you were expected to have with your teen). They seemed cliche and not applicable to reality. Hopefully, that's just MY reality they are not relevent to, because overall the book is good, it was just a very difficult read for me, personally.
Very helpful. The steps are manageable and attainable - not unrealistically lofty. This book is not theory only, but practice. Very much what I needed given my son is leaving for college soon and we needed to help him before he would be out from our influence and in the bigger world. Not written for doctors only, but very readable by any parent.
Jan 08, 2011 Laura is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I need all the help I can get!! Seems good so far..
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Russell A. Barkley (born 1949) is a clinical psychologist who is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and an author of books on ADHD. Involved in research since 1973 and a licensed psychologist since 1977, he is an expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has devoted much of his scientific career to studying ADHD and related problems i ...more
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