Parenting a Troubled Teen : Manage Conflict and Deal with Intense Emotions Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

It's tough raising a teenager, but it's especially difficult when a teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book gives parents the tools they need to stop unwittingly reinforcing their teen's bad behavior, reduce family conflicts, and get teens o...

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Main Author: Zurita Ona, Patricia E.
Other Authors: Strosahl, Kirk D., McKay, Matthew.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oakland : New Harbinger Publications, 2017.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Getting Started
  • Chapter 1
  • "Why Is It so Hard?": How ACT Can Help
  • Chapter 2
  • "My House Is a Stress Machine": Your Struggle as a Parent
  • Part 2
  • Being Real
  • Chapter 3
  • "She's so Manipulative": Judgment Thoughts
  • Chapter 4
  • "He Just Shouldn't": When Rules Become Rigid
  • Chapter 5
  • "My Time-­Traveling Machine": Worries and Ruminations
  • Chapter 6
  • "I Suck as a Parent": Mind Stories
  • Chapter 7
  • "It's an Emotional Rollercoaster": Handling Those Intense Emotions
  • Chapter 8
  • "What Type of Parent Do I Want to Be?": Your Parenting Values
  • Part 3
  • Making a Shift
  • Chapter 9
  • "I'm Here, Fully Present": Mindfulness Skills
  • Chapter 10
  • "I See You": Appreciation Skills
  • Chapter 11
  • "I Get It, It's Hard": Empathy Skills
  • Chapter 12
  • "Let's Talk": Assertiveness Skills
  • Chapter 13
  • "Stop Nagging, Start Rewarding": Behavioral-­Management Skills
  • Chapter 14
  • "Let's Deal with This": Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Chapter 15
  • "Taming the Demon": Anger Skills
  • Chapter 16
  • "I Don't Know How to Let It Go": Forgiveness Skills
  • Chapter 17
  • "Why Do I Need to Be Kind?": Compassion Skills
  • Part 4
  • When Things Get Rocky
  • Chapter 18
  • "Let's Drop the Feminine Crap!": For Fathers and Male Caregivers
  • Chapter 19
  • "Am I Willing?": Moments of Choice
  • Afterword
  • Appendix
  • Acknowledgments
  • References.