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Title:
The new adolescence : raising happy and successful teens in an age of anxiety and distraction
ISBN:
9781948836548
Physical Description:
xxiv, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents:
This is going to be easier than you think -- Fortunately, overparenting doesn't work -- What to do when they are struggling -- How to influence your teen -- Connection -- Focus -- Rest -- The new sex talk -- Drinking and drugs -- Money.
Summary:
From expert sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley, Christine Carter, author of The Sweet Spot, The New Adolescence is a small, engaging, solutions-focused book that gives time-starved parents simple strategies for raising healthy, happy teenagers-in spite of the social forces working against them. --
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Summary

Parents of teenagers need a new playbook--one that addresses the new challenges they face today.

Teens are growing up in an entirely new world, and this has huge implications for our parenting. Understandably, many parents are baffled by problems that didn't exist less than a decade ago, like social media and video game obsession, sexting, and vaping.

The New Adolescence is a realistic and reassuring handbook for parents. It offers road-tested, science-based solutions for raising happy, healthy, and successful teenagers.

Inside, you'll find practical guidance for:

Providing the support and structure teens need (while still giving them the autonomy they seek) Influencing and motivating teenagers Helping kids overcome distractions that hinder their learning Protecting them from anxiety, isolation, and depression Fostering the real-world, face-to-face social connections they desperately need Having effective conversations about tough subjects--including sex, drugs, and money

A highly acclaimed sociologist and coach at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and the author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter melds research--including the latest findings in neuroscience, sociology, and social psychology--with her own (often hilarious) real-world experiences as the mother of four teenagers.


Author Notes

Christine Carter, PhD, is the author of The Sweet Spot (2017) and Raising Happiness (2011). A sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, Carter draws on the latest scientific research in psychology, sociology and neuroscience--and uses her own real-world experiences--to give parenting, productivity and happiness advice. A sought-after keynote speaker and coach, Dr. Carter also teaches online classes that help people live their most fulfilling lives. She lives with her husband, four teenagers, and dog, Buster, in Marin County, California.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
Part 1 The Foundation
Chapter 1 This Is Going to Be Easier Than You Thinkp. 3
Chapter 2 Fortunately, Overparenting Doesn't Workp. 14
Chapter 3 What to Do When They Are Strugglingp. 32
Chapter 4 How to Influence Your Teenp. 55
Part 2 Three Core Skills for the Digital Age
Chapter 5 Connectionp. 73
Chapter 6 Focusp. 93
Chapter 7 Restp. 109
Part 3 Talking Points for a New Era
Chapter 8 The New Sex Talkp. 129
Chapter 9 Drinking and Drugsp. 157
Chapter 10 Moneyp. 184
Conclusionp. 199
Appendix: Sample Teen Contractsp. 210
Acknowledgmentsp. 222
Notesp. 225
Indexp. 243
About the Authorp. 255