How to Keep Your Teen From Becoming a J@ck@$$
Deanna Marie Mason PhD
This practical hands-on book explains how to help teens in the process of finding themselves as they grow into adulthood. It is a unique, special guide because it shares teens’ perspectives on what they need to become the people of their dreams…Keep reading
This practical hands-on book explains how to help teens in the process of finding themselves as they grow into adulthood. It is a unique, special guide because it shares teens’ perspectives on what they need to become the people of their dreams.
Based on a sound theoretical framework and grounded in numerous adolescent interviews, the book is a readable and useful manual for parents to really understand what is happening inside their teens and how to better support them. In addition to providing a detailed description of the theoretical model, backed up by rich, varied quotations representing the points of view of many teenagers, the book presents 14 concrete recommendations to aid teens in their journey from childhood to adulthood.
How to Keep Your Teen from Becoming a J@ck@$$ is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand and support teenagers.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR TEEN FROM BECOMING A J@CK@$$
What is really happening inside your teen and how you can help guide them.
Part I – Background Information
Chapter 1 – Feeling Connected Makes All theDifference: Personal Spirituality
Chapter 2 – Where Do Teens Find Personal Spirituality? Learning to Identify and Use It
Chapter 3 – What Meaning Does Personal Spirituality Have For Teens?
Chapter 4 – How Does Personal Spirituality Influence Behavior in Teens?
Chapter 5 – How Does Maturation of Personal Spirituality Affect Teen Behavior?
Chapter 6 – How Do Teens Understand Spirituality and Religion?
Part II – The Theory
Chapter 7 – Finding Myself: A Theory-based Approach to Understanding Teens
Chapter 8 – What is the Process of Finding Myself?
Central Concept: Finding Myself
Contributing Circumstances: Humans Need a Guide
Action/Interaction Approach: What Drives Me
Arbitrating Processes: I Have Resources
Outcomes: Sensing This Human Spark & Effects on My Development
Part III – Implications and Recommendations
Chapter 9 – So what? How can this theory help me with my teen?
Laying the Foundation of Understanding
Making the Most of Each Encounter
Chapter 10 – Concrete Recommendations for Supporting my Teen
Finding Myself and Background Factors
1. Create a Family Environment of Open and Free Acceptance
2. Clear Space for Self-Reflection
3. Allow for Exploration of Spirituality/ Religion
4. Ask and Learn about Beliefs
Humans Need A Guide and Mutual Understanding
5. Encourage Interaction with Many Different Adults
6. Assess Your Teen’s Level of Comfort
What Drives Me and the Evolution of Who I Am
7. Ask About Decision Making
8. Be Available, and Listen
9. Recognize Maturation
I Have Resources and Everything Has Become Clear
10. Talk About Your Teen’s Uniqueness
11. Find Out What Your Teen Wants To Be
Sensing This Human Spark & Effects On My Development and Further Discovery
12. Explore How Your Teen Feels That He/She Has Changed
13. Discover Life Shaping Events
14. BONUS: A Sense Of Humor & Some Perspective Go a Long Way
Chapter 11 – Final Thoughts
It is a unique, special guide because it shares
teens’ perspectives for only 14,18€
About the instructor
Deanna Marie Mason PhD
More than 20 years of clinical experience helping families:
Bachelor's Degree in Registered Nursing, Master’s Degree in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and PhD in Nursing. University professor, patient education specialist, pediatric researcher, published author and reviewer to first-line international scientific journals, continuous philanthropic activity related to health promotion and education, wife and mother of two children.