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The Approximate Parent Ebook Digital Download


Written in a smart, funny and friendly tone, The Approximate Parent: Discovering the Strategies that Work for Your Teenager serves parents (as well as educators and mental health professionals) by translating what teens think, feel and do into terms that make practical sense.  But The Approximate Parent doesn't tell parents what to do or provide the "Right" way to parent teens.  Instead, it helps us become experts on our own teenagers, guiding us in how to figure out for ourselves the best ways to understand, support and intervene to support them. The book operates by a simple idea: parents shouldn't have to come to therapy or become research scientists to get the benefits of this expertise.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS: The eBook versions of The Approximate Parent are now available online at Amazon. Please click one of the links below to purchase either the entire book or just one of the chapters. All of the individual chapter separations include the cover art, front matter, table of contents, introduction, chapter material (with endnotes) and linked index.

The Approximate Parent: Discovering the Strategies That Work with Your Teenager (Full ebook)

Chapter 1 Is There a Teen in My House?

Chapter 2 The Big Problems

Chapter 3 Identity Development, Relationships, and Status

Chapter 4 Parenting in the Digital Age: Please Slow Down

Chapter 5 Alcohol, Drugs and Parties

Chapter 6 The Sexual Culture of American Teens

Chapter 7 Protecting the Wish to Learn

Chapter 8 How Parents Teach When They Aren't Teaching

Chapter 9 Does My Teen Have Good Mental Health?

Chapter 10 (The Ethical Dimension of Parenting Teenagers; not available on its own)

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