Good boundaries are the bedrock of not only better relationships, but also maturity, safety, and growth—especially for teens and their parents. Dr. John Townsend, parent of two teenagers himself, shows parents:
– How to deal with disrespectful attitudes and irresponsible behaviors in your teen
– How to set healthy limits and realistic consequences
– How to be loving and caring while establishing rules
– How to determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small
The book begins with overarching principles about parenting adolescents then provides the nuts and bolts about boundaries and how to apply them, providing topically based chapters devoted to specific problems from moodiness, to school problems, to aggression.