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Ending the parent-teen control battle : resolve the power struggle and build trust, responsibility, and respect / Neil D. Brown, LCSW ; foreword by Donald T. Saposnek, PhD.

Brown, Neil D., (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781626254244
  • ISBN: 1626254249
  • Physical Description: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2016]

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Part one. Understanding the control battle -- What is the control battle? (Meet the beast) -- Adolescence, an invitation to the control battle -- What feeds the beast? -- Part two. Starving the beast -- A healthy vision -- The power of earned privileges -- Making the big shift -- Self-esteem and happiness -- Part three. Applications -- What if my teenager is depressed? -- Learning disabilities and ADHD -- When parents don't agree -- When your teen is seriously out of control -- Final thoughts.
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Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new, but chronic control battles are destructive to teen development as well as the entire family. According to psychotherapist Neil Brown, these battles occur as the result of self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns. This book will help you understand and end the painful tug-of-war with your teen and foster a peaceful and loving home environment.
Subject: Parent and teenager.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers.

Neil D. Brown, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who has worked with families, couples, and individuals for more than thirty years. Deeply steeped in the theory and practice of family therapy, Brown uses a systemic approach that allows him to understand the system, or context, in which problems are both formed and are healed. This approach has revealed a simple yet profound method of empowering parents and their adolescent youth to put an end to destructive control battles for good. Brown is also a trainer of parents and mental health professionals. Additionally, Brown works in industry with teams and workgroups to increase organizational effectiveness.

Foreword writer Donald T. Saposnek, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist, child custody mediator, and family therapist. As a national and international trainer in mediation and child development, Saposnek has presented hundreds of workshops to judges, lawyers, mediators, and therapists over the past thirty-eight years. Saposnek is adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he teaches courses in family law mediation and child development. He also teaches on the psychology faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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