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Strict? Lenient? Laid-back? or Tiger Mom? -- Searching hopelessly for the right approach to raising teenagers in today's world? Dr. Donna can help! Using her essential steps and foundational principles, you will start to reconnect with your teen in a way you could only imagine possible. Where there was once conflict, avoidance or disrespect, you will experience joy, connectedness and mutual trust. Dr. Donna is an educator, consultant and researcher who has worked with adolescents and their parents for more than twenty-five years. During that time she observed hundreds of teen-parent interactions and concluded that the success of each of those relationships hinged less on how the teen behaved and more on how the adult interacted with teen. Dr. Donna theorizes that adults who have comfortable, harmonious and successful relationships with teenagers understand some essentials truths about teens and the life stage of adolescence, the same truths that adults who struggle to form positive relationships with teens seem not to understand. In Teen Talk Dr. Donna puts these truths into workable strategies and easy to understand principles that any parent or adult who wants to build rapport and trust with teenagers can employ. Through the stories of other parents who struggle and fumble and those who get it right, Dr. Donna helps you recognize your own challenges and celebrate your successes too. Transform yourself from an out-of-touch nag or an ineffectual cool parent to a Trusted Mentor using Dr. Donna's methods for building rapport and trust with your teenager.
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Dr. Donna Risolo is an educator, consultant and researcher with a doctorate in education from Columbia University. She has worked with adolescents and their parents for more than twenty-five years. During that time she observed hundreds of teen-parent interactions and concluded that the success of each of those relationships hinged less on how the teen behaved and more on how the adult interacted with the teen. Based on years of observation and theorizing, Dr. Donna s writing intends to both inspire and challenge parents to rethink the choices they make in order to build healthier relationships with their children and teens. Her message ultimately serves a larger purpose to spread hope and healing to families and teenagers. Follow Dr. Donna on Facebook and Twitter at Dr. Donna Risolo.Review:
Well written with clear advise on how to approach all the tricky subjects, Teen Talk is a worthy read --Tracy Baumer Fox, author of Having a Heart for God: 365 Days of the One-Minute Bible Study
A unique and insightful perspective on parenting teenagers that is much needed in today's world, where more and more teens feel isolated, lonely and disconnected. --Briant Nierstedt, Transpersonal Psychotherapist
I highly recommend Teen Talk to parents of teens AND tweens. Dr. Donna's Essential Steps and other strategies will help any parent wanting to build a better relationship with their child. --Dr. Stacy Haynes, author of Powerful Peaceful Parenting: Guiding Children, Changing Lives
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