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In this companion to his first book, An Unchanged Mind, Dr. McKinnon provides invaluable advice to all parents of teenagers and young adults. Using case studies gathered from his years helping parents with troubled adolescents, the author explores the ways that adolescent development can be derailed in today's complex culture and how parents can prevent this from happeningIn this companion to his first book, An Unchanged Mind, Dr. McKinnon provides invaluable advice to all parents of teenagers and young adults. Using case studies gathered from his years helping parents with troubled adolescents, the author explores the ways that adolescent development can be derailed in today's complex culture and how parents can prevent this from happening in the first place. Dr. McKinnon writes about how parents need to recognize their children as individuals, with their own feelings and opinions, as they start to establish their separate identities as young people and begin to negotiate their way through high school and beyond. He also makes clear that parents must continue to establish limits. These allow children to flourish and further their goals within boundaries that enable them to learn the consequences of their actions (both good and bad), thus providing a fundamental lesson of being an adult. The book explains that parental recognition and limit-setting work together to promote maturity.Packed with examples and sensible and practical advice for parents of pre-teens and teenagers, To Change a Mind is an essential guidebook for parents seeking to make their lives--and the lives of their children--richer and more fulfilling, as the family navigates together the potentially treacherous seas of adolescence....

Title : To Change A Mind: Parenting To Promote Maturity In Teenagers
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ISBN : 9781590562345
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 207 Pages
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To Change A Mind: Parenting To Promote Maturity In Teenagers Reviews

  • Dilly Dalley
    2019-05-22 04:35

    I bought this book at the Rudolf Steiner bookshop and thus assumed it would be a thoughtful and respectful approach to parenting. And it was for me. I found it enormously helpful. It is mainly written for extreme cases of teenagers going off the rails. However, the basic approach is that parents need to do two things and to do those two things with some attention to detail. Parents need to 'recognize' their children which is where the understanding, support, love, kindness comes in as well as 'set limits' which is where the firmness, limit setting, and guidance comes in. One without the other doesn't work and being too extreme in one or the other is also likely to upset the process. The process being to parent in such a way as to promote maturity in teenagers. The book provides examples, stories, theoretical understanding and suggested behaviours.