There is no way around the fact that for some parents the teen years mean dealing with Good Kids Doing Bad Things. The bad ranges from those little lies, that one shoplifting episode, loving the wrong guy or gal, to a major problem with drinking and drugging, or suicidal depression.
Looking for helpful advice is like thumbing the dictionary hoping you will find a word you need but don’t know how to spell. If you are lucky you will stumble on what you need.
Get your parent advice from a mutant – a therapist and the world’s most experienced parent; she cared for 366 teens needing short-term foster care.
Effect real change in the behavior of your adolescent with the adaptable techniques you’ll find in this book.
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Just a sample of the many five-star reviews of this series
Katherine gives parents invaluable and practical tools to stay connected to their kids when times get tough, and these tools create environments where change is possible. With great examples, humor and humility, this book is a must-read for anyone with teens in their life.
Parents of good kids who are doing bad things can gain refuge in Katherine’s no nonsense and direct approach to problem solving. This book takes on serious subject matter, but treats it humanely and humorously. If you are one of the millions of parents who are caught up in the stormy seas of their children’s poor choices then When Good Kids Do Bad Things is for you. Don’t delay! Buy it TODAY!
Only someone who has fought in the trenches of fostering and raising teenagers could write with such clarity, wisdom and humor. Katherine Levine has done it well, and in so doing, has provided parents with tools they can put to use when times with their kids get tough. Kudos to the author!
About the author
Katherine Gordy Levine is not only a certified therapist, former professor, director of mental health crisis teams, and mother of two – over a period of 12 years she was foster parent to almost 400 troubled teenagers. Her wealth of experience is shared with humor and angst in examples throughout these engaging page-turners. Her suggestions are both clinically sound, but also based on practical experience. She knows what works and what does not work. Moreover, she is on the side of all parents.
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