Smart but Scattered Teens

  • by Richard Guare PhD, Peg Dawson EdD, Colin Guare
  • Narrated by Abby Craden
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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Customer Reviews

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Vocal Growl

What made the experience of listening to Smart but Scattered Teens the most enjoyable?

The information was fantastic.

What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

Her vocal growl is very irritating it shows a laziness in her presentation it is there in the text throughout and especially when she is reading quotes which might not have been so bad. But the consistancy of the growl was just bothersome. She is a fine reader if she could just loose the growl.

Any additional comments?

The information and PDFs for this book are tremendously helpful. I highly recommend this book for all parents who see their child starting to have trouble in Junior High.

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- Jacqui Miller

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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- Julie A.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Publishing