The bestselling author of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy offers a powerful approach for helping troubled teens.During his decades long career as a therapist, Dr William Glasser has often counseled parents and teenagers, healing shattered families and changing lives with his advice Now, in his first book on the lessons he has learned, he asks parents to reject the common sense that tells them to lay down the law by grounding teens, or to try to coerce them into changing their behavior These strategies have never worked, asserts Dr Glasser, and never will Instead he offers a different approach based upon Choice Theory.Glasser spells out the seven deadly habits parents practice, and then shows them how to accomplish goals by changing their own behavior Most important, however, in Unhappy Teenagers, Dr Glasser provides a groundbreaking method that all parents can use with confidence and love to keep a strong relationship with their child....
|Title||:||Unhappy Teenagers: A Way for Parents and Teachers to Reach Them|
|Publisher||:||Harper 1 edition May 15, 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||198 pages|
|File Size||:||694 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Unhappy Teenagers: A Way for Parents and Teachers to Reach Them Reviews
Americans buy into a lot of myths about accountability and consequences. Negative reinforcement doesn't work on most adults, as evidenced by our ever-growing prison industry and that we aren't all thin and healthy, so why do we think it works on adolescents?
In Unhappy Teenagers, William Glasser uses Choice Theory to help families navigate their way through some rather difficult situations. From suicidal thoughts to anorexia, he looks at the problems teens face as issues of control. Choice Theory regards everything we do as a choice, even behaviors we would never want to admit to consciously choosing.
If you are the parent of a teen who is having developmental problems of any sort, then you need this book. This book takes the essence of Choice Theory and applies it to the relationship between teens and their parents. The book consists of a number of case studies featuring the stories of typical young adults with all different sorts of problems ranging from anorexia to poor performance in school. As he is relating the story behind each case, the author will frequently turn to a brief discussion of various facets of his Choice Theory and how they apply to the case at hand.
First off let me say that I really enjoy reading Dr. Glasser's books, I think he has such a empowering view on human behavior and it's refreshing to read. This book is great for the parent who yells, tells their kid what to do and how to do it or just stuck in a rut with their teenager. We know that raising children is difficult and if what your doing isn't working then you may need to try something else. This book is something else. I think this approach to the teenager not only helps them but us, give it shot you may start to feel better and in the process have a better relationship with your child or teenagers you are helping.
Great book, I was able to connect not only to my teenager, but also understood why some adults still act like teenagers.
Just described 80% of all teenagers so I thought maybe this book would offer something I did not know. I did a bit but of course not being in a Utopian environment not everything he suggests is going to work ...
i love love love this book! Very helpful and positive and sweet!
As a psychologist, I would have to say some of the ideas in this book are overstated and some that are just incorrect, i.e. schizophernia is not due to biological facors. However, there are also some ideas that are quite helpful. I don't plan to give this book to my patients because of its problematic aspects, but will incorporate some of its more useful aspects, such as the need to give up trying to control others, into what I say to them. Would recommend this book to readers who are prepared to read with an open mind, see what works for them, and leave the rest. Also liked his simple writing style and his use of interesting case examples.