The Teen Owner s Manual

Author: Sarah Jordan
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At Last! A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Teens Hormones. Rebellion. Moodiness. Peer pressure. No parent can be fully prepared for all the challenges associated with adolescence. Fortunately, The Teen Owner’s Manual is here to answer your most pressing questions: How can I teach my teenager to make smart decisions? How do I keep her safe on the Web? How do I get him to communicate? How and when should I talk to her about sex? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers right here—courtesy of parenting author Sarah Jordan and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Janice Hillman.

Freaks Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846423562
Format: PDF
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Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".

The Baby Owner s Manual

Author: Louis Borgenicht
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781931686235
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers a whimsical approach to baby care that likens the newest member of the family to a machine needing extra-special care, in a guide that features schematic diagrams for such "maintenance" techniques as getting a baby to sleep through the night and taking a baby to a doctor for "servicing." Original. 30,000 first printing.

Parenting a Teen Girl

Author: Lucie Hemmen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882215X
Format: PDF
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It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: •Maximize your teen’s healthy development •Understand what underlies her moods and behavior •Implement strategies for positive results •Communicate effectively about difficult issues •Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter

The Grown Up s Guide to Teenage Humans

Author: Josh Shipp
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006265408X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical guide to understanding teens from bestselling author and global youth advocate Josh Shipp. In 2015, Harvard researchers found that every child who does well in the face of adversity has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn’t need Harvard to know that. Once an at-risk foster kid, he was headed straight for trouble until he met the man who changed his life: Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp and got him to believe in himself. Now, in The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, Shipp shows all of us how to be that caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from sixth to twelfth grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage. Shipp offers revelatory stories that take us inside the teen brain, and shares wisdom from top professionals and the most expert grown-ups. He also includes practice scripts that address tough issues, including: FORGIVENESS: What do I do when a teen has been really hurt by someone and it’s not their fault? COMMUNICATION: How do I get a teen to talk to me? They just grunt. TRUST: My teen blew it. My trust is gone. Where do we go from here? BULLYING: Help! A teen (or their friend) is being harassed. DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my. Written in Shipp’s playfully authoritative, no-nonsense voice, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans tells his story and unpacks practical strategies that can make a difference. Ultimately, it's not about shortcuts or magic words—as Shipp reminds us, it’s about investing in kids and giving them the love, time, and support they need to thrive. And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

Asperger Syndrome An Owner s Manual 2 For Older Adolescents and Adults

Author: Ellen S. Heller Korin
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575062
Format: PDF
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Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual Volume 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger Syndrome--An Owner's Manual, which was primarily designed for middle school-age children. The second volume is modeled after its predecessor insofar as it offers information about Asperger Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders in a respectful and positive manner. This interactive workbook deals with issues that young adults and adults face such as relationships, marriage, independent living skills, employment, self-care and executive functioning. This much-needed resource is designed to inform and support the individual with AS as he or she comes to grips with her strengths and challenges and plans for a successful adulthood within the neurotypical world. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual Volume 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults presents AS as a “way of being” rather than solely as a “deficit” or “deficiency.” This approach itself is encouraging and empowering. This practical workbook guides users through a process of self-discovery that allows them to understand how AS affects their daily lives. This information is then utilized to create plans and strategies customized to meet the unique needs of the user in an effort to reach self-set goals.

Why Do They Act that Way

Author: David Allen Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743260718
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical, accessible, science-based guide explores the natural developmental changes in the teen brain and how they affect behavior--and what parents and teachers can do about the challenging problems that arise as a result.