Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together

Closing the Gap A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together Parents Does your teen withdraw to his or her room at every opportunity Does she talk with you about her friends Does he participate in discussions at meals Does your teen want you to see projects fro

  • Title: Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together
  • Author: Jay McGraw
  • ISBN: 9780743224697
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Parents Does your teen withdraw to his or her room at every opportunity Does she talk with you about her friends Does he participate in discussions at meals Does your teen want you to see projects from school When is the last time you actually went into your teen s room and looked at what s hanging on the walls and sitting on the shelves Teens Do your parents hide bParents Does your teen withdraw to his or her room at every opportunity Does she talk with you about her friends Does he participate in discussions at meals Does your teen want you to see projects from school When is the last time you actually went into your teen s room and looked at what s hanging on the walls and sitting on the shelves Teens Do your parents hide behind the newspaper Do they always have to work when you ve got a game, a recital, or an open house at school Is there anything you do together any When was the last time they took a walk, a bike ride, or even a trip to get ice cream with you When did that sudden gap divide your home into territories staked and claimed, with music blasting through the halls and fists banging on doors to turn down the stereo TV video game Teens, when did you start seeing your parents as your enemies instead of your heroes And parents, when did you start seeing your teens as crazy little demons instead of your loving children Finally, there is a solution for both sides, and one that will not only bridge that gap but show parents and teens alike how to prevent it Jay McGraw is the ideal person to write a book for both parents and teens A bestselling author by the age of twenty one and son of number one New York Times bestseller Phillip C McGraw, Ph.D known to millions worldwide as Dr Phil, Jay has seen the parent teen battle from all angles In this groundbreaking work, he introduces a new plan for both teens and their parents to work through the issues that divide them and, in the process, rediscover the love that initially defined their relationship Jay works from both sides sharing the perspectives of parent and teen as the former struggles for control, the latter for independence He explains to parents how their teenagers wish to be treated, cared for, and even disciplined, and he shows teens how gaining power can come only from earning respect In this entertaining, informative, and life changing book, Jay gives instructions to both sides of the familial gap on Dos and Don ts for Parents and Teens Parent and Teen Myths Discovering Your Needs Tuning In to the Needs of Others Ten Ways to Bridge the Gap and ReconnectIn finding a common ground and, even important, a common respect for each other, parents and teens can break down the walls, unlock the doors, and welcome each other back into one another s lives again.

    One thought on “Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together”

    1. Good book on parent/teen relationships. I really liked how the author spoke directly to the parents in parts and then also to the teen. If parents and teens could read this together, I do believe it would be tremendously helpful. I liked how it helped to point out the pitfalls both parent and teen tend to have and I find that helpful for me as a parent as those things happen in my own relationships with my teens--I'm much more aware than I was. On a side note it does have some very mild profanit [...]

    2. It is a great bookall the time i was reading and thinking this is true this exactly who i feelyou have to read it it really explain how you feel and how your parents feelit does really close the gap or at least it will minimize itكتاب رائع ويستحق القراءة طول الوقت وانا اقرأ شعرت كأنه يصفنى ويصف شعورى واحساسى لو كان نفسك تبقى علاقتك بوالدك ووالدتك رائعه فيجب ان تقرأ هذا الكتاب [...]

    3. I only read what I was looking for. What I like about Jay McGraw's books is that his age allows him to talk to the teens ("now you're probably thinking")but also let them know what their responsiblities are.

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