Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together

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Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together

Format:  Paperback,

195 pages

Edition: Original

Publisher: Fireside

Publish Date: Nov 2001

ISBN-13: 9780743224697

ISBN-10: 0743224698

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Parents: Does your teen withdraw to his or her room at every opportunity? Does she talk with you about her friends? Does he participate in discussions at meals? Does your teen want you to see projects from school? When is the last time you actually went into your teen's room and looked at what's hanging on the walls and sitting on the shelves?
Teens: Do your parents hide behind the newspaper? Do they always have to work when you've got a game, a recital, or an open house at school? Is there anything you do together anymore? When was the last time they took a walk, a bike ride, or even a trip to get ice cream with you?
When did that sudden gap divide your home into territories staked and claimed, with music blasting through the halls and fists banging on doors to turn down the stereo/TV/video game? Teens, when did you start seeing your parents as your enemies instead of your heroes? And parents, when did you start seeing your teens as crazy little demons instead of your loving children?
Finally, there is a solution for both sides, and one that will not only bridge that gap but show parents and teens alike how to prevent it. Jay McGraw is the ideal person to write a book for "both" parents and teens. A bestselling author by the age of twenty-one and son of number one "New York Times" bestseller Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., known to millions worldwide as Dr. Phil, Jay has seen the parent-teen battle from all angles. In this groundbreaking work, he introduces a new plan for both teens and their parents to work through the issues that divide them and, in the process, rediscover the love that initially defined their relationship.
Jay works from both sides -- sharing the perspectives of parent and teen as the former struggles for control, the latter for independence. He explains to parents how their teenagers wish to be treated, cared for, and even disciplined, and he shows teens how gaining power can come only from earning respect. In this entertaining, informative, and life-changing book, Jay gives instructions to both sides of the familial gap on: Dos and Don'ts for Parents and Teens
Parent and Teen Myths
Discovering Your Needs
Tuning In to the Needs of Others
Ten Ways to Bridge the Gap and Reconnect
In finding a common ground and, even more important, a common respect for each other, parents and teens can break down the walls, unlock the doors, and welcome each other back into one another's lives again.

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Author:
Publisher: Fireside
Publish Date: Nov 2001
ISBN-13: 9780743224697
ISBN-10: 0743224698
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 195
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.66
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.16 x 0.53 x 9.17

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Biography of McGraw, Phillip C.

Phillip C. McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, on September 1, 1950. In 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, but he later transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas.

McGraw has had twenty-five years of experience in psychology and human functioning. He was also The Oprah Winfrey Show's resident expert on human behavior, as well as a three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Dr. Phil's books include, Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside-Out; and Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World.

His books have been published in 27 languages with over 5 million copies in print. Dr. Phil also provides strategic guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. He is a successful public speaker, has published numerous scholarly articles, as a professional psychologist, and has practiced in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine.

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