What to do when your children turn into Teenagers
by DR David Bennett & Dr Leanne Rowe
Every parent wonders if they are doing a good job. When their kids become teenagers, they begin to doubt themselves even more. By 16, one in three Australian teenagers has had sex. By 14, one in two drinks alcohol weekly. After car accidents, suicide is the most common cause of teenage death. The statistics are frightening - and even worse if you are the parent of a teenager.
WHAT TO DO WHENYOUR CHILDREN TURN INTO TEENAGERS gives parents answers they desperately need. It covers the key issues that arise with each stage of the teenage years including:
The teenage years are the most challenging for any parent, when do you let go and when should you ask questions to make sure your teenagers aren't in trouble.
'What to do when your children turn into Teenagers' helps bridge the gap. It's stressful being a teenager dealing with the pressure of growing up, but just as stressful being a parent of one, not knowing when and how you can help. I'd recommend this book for anyone looking for an insight into raising teenagers.
About the Author
Dr David Bennett is the Head of the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and also of the NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health. David was appointed Clinical Associate Professor in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1004 and was honoured with an AO in 1995 for service to medicine, particularly in the field of adolescent health and medical care. He is the best-selling author of Growing Pains.
Dr Leanne Rowe is a general practitioner who specializes in adolescent health and parenting and has cared for thousands of different families over the past 20 years. She is the Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Vic), Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne a medical officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and has just undertaken at Doctor of Medicine degree at Monash University on the topic of adolescent depression. She has published two other books girl x recreated and Urgent.