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If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills - the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future - while making your relationship stronger.
Additional supporting documents for this title are available for download after purchase.
©2012 Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, Colin Guare (P)2015 Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert-Jan on 01-22-17

Preferred reading for anyone dealing with teens

Great content. Good mix pf research, with good examples and concrete tips.

The speaker is a bit slow and that can get annoying. I listened the whole book on 1.25x.

Other than that, awesome read!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Julie A. on 01-27-17

Empowering information

I would recommend this book for any parent who wants to help their child develop strong executive skills - even if they aren't struggling. This work helps parents distinguish between motivation and the skills needed to carry out plans effectively and independently. The collaborative approach advocated is likely to reduce conflict and increase empathy. The only slight downside is that I found the voices of the parents and teens (as created by the narrator in the vignettes) to be somewhat stereotypical - and for a teen who is listening, that could be irritating.

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