Books

Katherine’s books are for sale on Amazon Kindle. Readable on desktop PC, Mac, Kindle, tablets, the iPad and many other e-readers and devices using Amazon’s free Kindle apps.

Help with teenagers: This book gives you help with teenagers who are doing bad things, letting parents reconnect with their child and cope with tough situations. It does this by providing techniques and strategies that can be applied to individual situations.

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You can help your child overcome test anxiety: This eBook provides parents with the tools and knowledge they need to help their elementary or middle school child overcome stress and anxiety related to tests. This eBook educates the parent first in order for the parent to help their child. As you look for ways to improve your child’s study skills, don’t overlook the importance of teaching them how to cope with test anxiety.

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Five reasons to buy ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’

1. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ provides a wonderful grounding that all parents need to have instilled in them: that a kid doing bad things is not (in the vast majority of cases) a bad kid.

2. Every kid gets up to “bad” things, at least from time to time. But some bad things are outright dangerous, even life threatening. Reading this book leaves you with the knowledge to recognize the danger signs. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ is not only full of practical advice for families going through really rough times, it’s knowledge that can prevent them.

3. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ teaches how to intervene with love and care.

4. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ is written by a woman who provides this knowledge from two important fronts: 1) academic and professional experience in social work and counseling and 2) quite an amazing amount of real world parenting experience.

5. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ is realistic and matter-of-fact about what a parent can control and deal with and when professional help is needed.

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e-Published by MetaPlume on 8 May 2012, ISBN: 978-0-9872834-1-2

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About the book

It’s almost become unfashionable to parent, argues Katherine Gordy Levine, a woman who has cared for almost 400 troubled teenagers, and author of ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ available on Amazon Kindle. ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ was first published in 1991 and since then, according to Katherine, parenting has only become harder. Parents work longer hours and are surrounded by a culture of apathy, that celebrates mediocrity and represents parents as unknowledgeable fools.

Behind all of this all of the same potential issues and concerns bubble to the surface during the teenage years as they always have in modern society. Drug and alcohol experimentation and abuse, defining the boundaries of sexual responsibility, understanding depression and when to intervene, handling the rebellious run-away teenager, and just handling the day to day melancholy or stubbornness that so often characterises the teenage years. All of these topics and more are discussed in ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’. The eBook offers witty examples of bad behaviour, mixed with poignant recollections of how serious the consequences can be.

‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ explains Katherine Gordy Levine’s well thought out, and tried and tested, Caring Response, a method of communication, negotiating, discussing and setting rules with love and care.

“Basically, there are two extremes out there in Adviceland: “tough love” and “soft love,” and never the twain shall meet. Well, David and I stopped riding this particular see-saw when we realized that each approach is in touch with one, and only one, side of the truth. Tough love works in some families; only soft love works in others. Occasionally, the best remedy is a switch in positions, from soft to rough, or vice versa. But switching at the wrong time can throw you hopelessly off balance. To help you decide which approach to take, and when to switch, I’m going to teach you the strategy I developed through trial and error: the Caring Response.”

When bad behaviour becomes dangerous or life-threatening setting up Caring Intervention may be the next step, which is also explained in great depth in the eBook.

All the advice in the eBook is tempered with solid recommendations for working with trained professionals and support groups. A chapter on getting professional help provides some great insight into choosing the right professional for your particular situation, and the final chapter on self care is an important reminder that the captain of the ship, or the parent in the family, needs to ensure their own emotional well-being to do the best at their job of parenting.

Whether your good kid is already worrying you with bad behaviour, defying you with a boyfriend you can’t stand, has gotten in trouble with the law, or is driving you mad with back-talk, ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ offers you concrete tools, a solid grasp on the warning signs, and a great read that lets you know you’re far from alone and help is available.

The Table of Contents list from the eBook:

1. THE BASICS

2. GOOD KIDS OR BAD?

3. THE GOTCHA WARS

4. NOSE RINGS, TATTOOS, STRING BIKINIS . . .

5. IN WITH THE OUT CROWD

6. “I DID IT IN STUDY HALL”

7. “THIS TIME I’M TELLING THE TRUTH”

8. RISKY BUSINESS

9. LIAISONS—DANGEROUS AND OTHERWISE

10. “AND I’M NEVER COMING HOME!”

11. POLICE STORIES

12. SUBSTANCE ABUSE

13. THE MORE-THAN·MOODY BLUES

14. THE CARING RESPONSE

15. THE CARING INTERVENTION

16. GETTING PROFESSIONAL HELP

17. CARING FOR YOURSELF

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