Much of this workbook is designed to help parents have more productive conversations with their teens, to help their teens more effectively approach and handle the problems and struggles in their lives, and to help parents and teens achieve ...
Author: Lisa Wright
Parents and fellow educators--Let's face it, parenting and educating teens is hard. Our modern world can be a tough place for teens and their parents, and parents are often left struggling to help their kids. Too often, parent/teen conversations can evolve into arguments and standoffs that only make the situation worse. Talking to each other & tackling problems doesn't have to be so hard. How we approach problems and tough conversations can be a game-changer for teens, parents, and the parent/teen relationship. This easy-to-follow workbook is filled with guided conversation-starters, questions, strategies, and activities designed to help parents and teens have more productive, less stressful conversations while improving their relationship, even when navigating the toughest topics. In the companion book The Age of Outrage: Strategies for Parents and Educators, we dug deep into the research for help and guidance on topics today's teens face. This companion workbook is designed to help parents & teens navigate the roller coaster ride that the teen years can be. Much of this workbook is designed to help parents have more productive conversations with their teens, to help their teens more effectively approach and handle the problems and struggles in their lives, and to help parents and teens achieve a more peaceful, productive relationship. Pro tip--adult readers will find these strategies useful in navigating their own tough adult situations and interactions with other adults. Topics Covered: *navigating the 24-7, modern world *motivation & apathy *social media & electronics *bullying & mean behavior *school shootings & shooters *grades, GPA & school stress *habits & goals *anxiety, perfection, imperfection & mental health *and more Lisa Wright is a Texas public high school counselor whose career in education began almost three decades ago and includes twenty years as a middle school and high school teacher. Wright has observed the changes in students and the educational system brought about by the advent of technology and cell phones, by school district mandates designed to help kids, and by evolving parenting styles, all of which were well-intentioned but have at times resulted in unintended negative consequences. Wright has witnessed the evolution of schools and the educational system as school shootings have happened again and again. Wright's experience over three decades of a changing educational landscape and her research bring a unique perspective to her discussion of modern student and school issues. She addresses those issues head-on while including ways both parents and educators can help their kids/students. Wright promotes open discussion so that educators and parents can unite to work together to make our schools and our world safer places and our kids more resilient future adults. Wright is the author of The Age of Outrage: Strategies for Parents and Educators (Amazon).