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Parenting a Teen Girl offers parents effective tips and strategies for understanding the dramatic, confusing highs and lows of adolescence and improving communication with their teenage daughters. Drawn from positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and the author's years of experience, the skills in this workbook will help parents guide their daughters past the challenges of adolescence and toward healthier and more productive behaviors. Page 36 of 83 TIP SHEET TIP SHEET Key Selling Points: ? There are approximately 14 million teen girls in the United States, and they represent a growing, challenging segment of the therapeutic population. 74 percent of girls say they often feel stressed, and 20 percent of girls say they do not know three adults to whom they can turn if they have a problem (Girls, Inc., 2006). During adolescence, girls' self esteem drops twice as much as boys' (Robins 2002), resulting in high rates of depression, eating disorders, self injury, and other dangerous behaviors. ? This workbook offers parents a crash course in parenting their teenage daughters, complete with skills, exercises, worksheets, and scripts they can use right away to help get defiant behavior under control. ? Lucie Hemmen is not only a clinical psychologist who has specialized in working with teenagers for over twenty years, but also the mother of two of her own teen girls. Description: It's not easy to be a teen girl, but it's even harder to parent one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to the defiant behavior, confrontational or nonexistent communication, and mood swings commonly exhibited by teenage girls. This population faces a unique range of body image issues and psychological vulnerabilities that put them at increased risk for depression, eating disorders, self injury, anxiety, and mental health conditions. Written by the mother of two teenage girls who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, Parenting a Teen Girl is a parent's survival guide to navigating this challenging time. This workbook offers parents the skills, exercises, and scripts they need to rebuild communication with their daughters and build the foundation for greater cooperation and connection in the future. Unlike similar books, which merely serve as frightening exposes of bad teen behavior, this book provides parents with concrete tools and tips they can use right away to decrease their anxiety, increase understanding in the parent teen relationship, and become more successful in communicating with their teen daughters. The book includes information on dating, academics, and technology use that will prove immensely helpful to parents. Author Bio: Lucie Hemmen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. For the past twenty years, she has worked with teens, their parents, and their communities to maximize positive support for families raising teenagers. She has two teen daughters, Marley and Daisy, ages 17 and 13.
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A workbook to give parents tools and skills that combine the optimistic approach of Positive Psychology with the proven effectiveness of CBT to help them parent their teen daughter.

About the Author

Lucie Hemmen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. For the past twenty years, she has worked with teens, their parents, and their communities to maximize positive support for families raising teenagers. She has two teen daughters, Marley and Daisy, ages 17 and 13.

Reviews

"As an Internet expert, educator of teens and parents, and mother of two girls, I appreciate Hemmen's coverage of the issues most relevant to raising teen girls in today's world. The book hits all the most important targets without lapsing into long, academically dense discourse. Readers won't get that overwhelmed and hopeless feeling regarding the state of today's teenage girls! In fact, the book energizes as it informs. I love that the book offers practical tips parents can plug in immediately--especially regarding how to guide teens in the tech world. Hemmen's compassion, understanding, and humor make the book a quick and valuable read." --Lori Getz, Internet safety expert and founder of Cyber Education Consultants "Parenting a Teen Girl will help parents understand their daughters' behavior and experiences and create healthier connections with them. Through real-life examples and reflective exercises, Hemmen encourages parents to increase their self-awareness and teaches them to choose their responses rather than react to the chaos that life with a teen daughter can create." --Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens, The Bipolar Workbook for Teens, and Calming the Emotional Storm "This is the instruction book we always wished our children came with. Hemmen provides straight talk, practical tips, and an empathetic understanding of the challenges that teen girls and parents face today." --Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, author of The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues "Parenting a Teen Girl busts through many myths and helps parents stop catastrophizing and start connecting with their teen girls. Face your fears head-on and learn concrete steps to tackle common problems such as oversharing in social media and moodiness. You can learn to stop complaining about your teen girl and starting connecting to her." --Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of The Gift of Adult ADD and Listening to Depression "In Parenting a Teen Girl, Lucie Hemmen brings expertise, common sense, and a no-drama approach to the challenge of raising girls with respect and love. Her ideas are clear, realistic, and powerful, and her steady guidance will help you bring confidence and skill to your dealings with teen girls or, for that matter, with anyone. Her teachings are so universal and wise that we could all do well to learn from them, no matter the age or gender of the people we interact with." --Frank Andrews, PhD, professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of The Art and Practice of Loving "The author of this book is witty, wise, and happily, very practical. Using her own experience with her daughter, as well as her training as a psychologist, she guides us through the shoals of parenting and reassures us that while parenting a daughter is not smooth sailing, it is possible with a little help--and this book is quite helpful. For example, almost all parents of teenagers are going to get carved up by their child from time to time, and it's nice to know that the constant criticism is part of the teen's passage rather than one's own terminal defects. Also welcome are the many chapter tips, including the ones that help us understand obsessive behavior with phones and texting. The book is not only extremely sensible, it's terrifically readable. You get to laugh at yourself, and learn valuable information at the same time." --Pepper Schwartz, PhD, American sociologist and sexologist, professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and author of 201 Questions to Ask Your Kids As an Internet expert, educator of teens and parents, and mother of two girls, I appreciate Hemmen's coverage of the issues most relevant to raising teen girls in today's world. The book hits all the most important targets without lapsing into long, academically dense discourse. Readers won't get that overwhelmed and hopeless feeling regarding the state of today's teenage girls! In fact, the book energizes as it informs. I love that the book offers practical tips parents can plug in immediately especially regarding how to guide teens in the tech world. Hemmen's compassion, understanding, and humor make the book a quick and valuable read. Lori Getz, Internet safety expert and founder of Cyber Education Consultants" Parenting a Teen Girl will help parents understand their daughters behavior and experiences and create healthier connections with them. Through real-life examples and reflective exercises, Hemmen encourages parents to increase their self-awareness and teaches them to choose their responses rather than react to the chaos that life with a teen daughter can create. Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of "Don t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens," "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens," and "Calming the Emotional Storm"" This is the instruction book we always wished our children came with. Hemmen provides straight talk, practical tips, and an empathetic understanding of the challenges that teen girls and parents face today. Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, author of "The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues"" Parenting a Teen Girl busts through many myths and helps parents stop catastrophizing and start connecting with their teen girls. Face your fears head-on and learn concrete steps to tackle common problems such as oversharing in social media and moodiness. You can learn to stop complaining about your teen girl and starting connecting to her." Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of "The Gift of Adult ADD" and "Listening to Depression"" In Parenting a Teen Girl, Lucie Hemmen brings expertise, common sense, and a no-drama approach to the challenge of raising girls with respect and love. Her ideas are clear, realistic, and powerful, and her steady guidance will help you bring confidence and skill to your dealings with teen girls or, for that matter, with anyone. Her teachings are so universal and wise that we could all do well to learn from them, no matter the age or gender of the people we interact with. Frank Andrews, PhD, professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of "The Art and Practice of Loving"" The author of this book is witty, wise, and happily, very practical. Using her own experience with her daughter, as well as her training as a psychologist, she guides us through the shoals of parenting and reassures us that while parenting a daughter is not smooth sailing, it is possible with a little helpand this book is quite helpful. For example, almost all parents of teenagers are going to get carved up by their child from time to time, and it's nice to know that the constant criticism is part of the teen's passage rather than one's own terminal defects. Also welcome are the many chapter tips, including the ones that help us understand obsessive behavior with phones and texting. The book is not only extremely sensible, it's terrifically readable. You get to laugh at yourself, and learn valuable information at the same time. Pepper Schwartz, PhD, American sociologist and sexologist, professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and author of "201 Questions to Ask Your Kids"" "Parenting a Teen Girl will help parents understand their daughters' behavior and experiences and create healthier connections with them. Through real-life examples and reflective exercises, Hemmen encourages parents to increase their self-awareness and teaches them to choose their responses rather than react to the chaos that life with a teen daughter can create." --Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens," "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens," and "Calming the Emotional Storm" "The author of this book is witty, wise, and happily, very practical. Using her own experience with her daughter, as well as her training as a psychologist, she guides us through the shoals of parenting and reassures us that while parenting a daughter is not smooth sailing, it is possible with a little help--and this book is quite helpful. For example, almost all parents of teenagers are going to get carved up by their child from time to time, and it's nice to know that the constant criticism is part of the teen's passage rather than one's own terminal defects. Also welcome are the many chapter tips, including the ones that help us understand obsessive behavior with phones and texting. The book is not only extremely sensible, it's terrifically readable. You get to laugh at yourself, and learn valuable information at the same time." --Pepper Schwartz, PhD, American sociologist and sexologist, professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and author of "201 Questions to Ask Your Kids" "As an Internet expert, educator of teens and parents, and mother of two girls, I appreciate Hemmen's coverage of the issues most relevant to raising teen girls in today's world. The book hits all the most important targets without lapsing into long, academically dense discourse. Readers won't get that overwhelmed and hopeless feeling regarding the state of today's teenage girls! In fact, the book energizes as it informs. I love that the book offers practical tips parents can plug in immediately--especially regarding how to guide teens in the tech world. Hemmen's compassion, understanding, and humor make the book a quick and valuable read."--Lori Getz, Internet safety expert and founder of Cyber Education Consultants "Parenting a Teen Girl will help parents understand their daughters' behavior and experiences and create healthier connections with them. Through real-life examples and reflective exercises, Hemmen encourages parents to increase their self-awareness and teaches them to choose their responses rather than react to the chaos that life with a teen daughter can create."--Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens", "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens", and "Calming the Emotional Storm" "This is the instruction book we always wished our children came with. Hemmen provides straight talk, practical tips, and an empathetic understanding of the challenges that teen girls and parents face today."--Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, author of "The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues" "Parenting a Teen Girl busts through many myths and helps parents stop catastrophizing and start connecting with their teen girls. Face your fears head-on and learn concrete steps to tackle common problems such as oversharing in social media and moodiness. You can learn to stop complaining about your teen girl and starting connecting to her." --Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of "The Gift of Adult ADD" and "Listening to Depression" "In Parenting a Teen Girl, Lucie Hemmen brings expertise, common sense, and a no-drama approach to the challenge of raising girls with respect and love. Her ideas are clear, realistic, and powerful, and her steady guidance will help you bring confidence and skill to your dealings with teen girls or, for that matter, with anyone. Her teachings are so universal and wise that we could all do well to learn from them, no matter the age or gender of the people we interact with."--Frank Andrews, PhD, professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of "The Art and Practice of Loving" "The author of this book is witty, wise, and happily, very practical. Using her own experience with her daughter, as well as her training as a psychologist, she guides us through the shoals of parenting and reassures us that while parenting a daughter is not smooth sailing, it is possible with a little help--and this book is quite helpful. For example, almost all parents of teenagers are going to get carved up by their child from time to time, and it's nice to know that the constant criticism is part of the teen's passage rather than one's own terminal defects. Also welcome are the many chapter tips, including the ones that help us understand obsessive behavior with phones and texting. The book is not only extremely sensible, it's terrifically readable. You get to laugh at yourself, and learn valuable information at the same time." --Pepper Schwartz, PhD, American sociologist and sexologist, professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and author of "201 Questions to Ask Your Kids"

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