"The teenage years don't have to be defined by conflict. Dial Down the Drama gives moms practical solutions grounded in neuroscience that transform the eye rolls and one-word answers into healthy relationships with their daughters. I highly recommend it."-Jack Canfield Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul ROne moment your daughter is fun-loving and energetic-a pleasure to be around. The next she's sulking in silence or worse screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations you're the mother of a teenage girl.Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor-a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally even when her child is pushing away.Written by a popular family therapist Dial Down the Drama reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you:Regain perspective * Break the cycle of conflict * Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama * Foster spontaneous conversations * Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior * Appreciate her for who she is now-a wonderful work in progress * Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action * Forge a healthy and lasting bond together Moodiness anger and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama-and dial up the joy.
Number of Pages: 256 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780814436554 Publication Date:30/10/2015 Listed in:Teenagers: advice for parents Publisher:Amacom