Author(s): Michael Carr-Gregg
Young people today enter puberty earlier than ever before and leave home later. The good news is that teenagers aren't impossible to live with, especially if parents adopt the common-sense strategies set out in this book. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. Surviving Adolescentsis a clear and very down-to-earth manual, drawing on his wealth of experience and wisdom. It has advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers - sexuality, risky behaviours, laziness, school and study problems, and much more. And it is full of practical tips for everyday survival, including- communicating effectively with young people defusing family conflict setting limits keeping the stress of parenting at bay avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter Surviving Adolescentsis the sensible, sanity-saving guide every household needs.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour, and as a practising psychologist specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. In 2000 he was the subject of This is Your Life. He was founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen(The Australian Teenage Cancer Patient's Society).He is the consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, an official ambassador for the federal government's youth suicide prevention programs beyondblue and Mindmatters, and from 2005 will be consultant to Channel Nine on adolescent behaviour. He has written two bestselling books on parenting adolescents; Surviving Year 12 and Adolescence: A Guide for Parents. He is also a columnist for Girlfriend, Family Circle and Australian Doctor magazines. He has won many awards for his work.