teen years are special, and over before you know it.
library has resources for learning about this sometimes exciting, other times
exasperating step to adulthood.
books will guide teens and their families to the best path on their voyage of
teens pages for more teen resources and activities.
Mad: How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect
by James J. Crist
Anger is a normal human emotion for everyone, but some teens go too far and get
into trouble with their parents, their school, or the law. This practical,
supportive book helps teens understand and handle their anger, and provides
positive methods to help them control their anger.
Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No
Dr. Townsend gives important keys for establishing
healthy boundaries---the bedrock of good relationships, maturity,
safety, and growth for teens and the adults in their lives. The book
offers help in raising your teens to take responsibility for their
actions, attitudes, and emotions.
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens
by Sean Covey
Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online
Totally Wired is the first inside guide
to explore what teens are doing on the Internet. Goodstein, speaking
with professionals and teens, explains how teens use
technology--including the benefits and drawbacks--and how parents can
set realistic boundaries in cyber space.
Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers
by Peter L. Benson
Sparks--when illuminated and nurtured--give young
people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young
person's life from one of "surviving" to "thriving." Grounded in new
research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers
a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique
gifts, and works for "all" families, no matter their economic status,
parenting situation, or ethnic background.
Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens
by Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt
With humor, wisdom and a deep
understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner
shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button
issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use --
with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining
a close and loving relationship.
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Difficult Parents in Your
by Rosalind Wiseman with Elizageth Rapoport
the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and
conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in
seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Wiseman
delivers the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and
other parents with grace.
Lose Your Cool: Discovering a Passion That Changes You and the World
by Zach Hunter
Most teens today have a lot of interests. But if you ask
them what they're passionate about---what they're willing to give up
everything for---you may not get an answer. Zach Hunter is a passionate
teenager who believes that passion is ignited when a spark gets close
enough to your heart to cause your passion to burst into flames. As your
students read stories of people who have used their passion to change
the world, they may find their own world-changing passion ignited.