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Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens [Laura S. Kastner, Jennifer Wyatt] on prininsancentge.ml *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now more useful than ever, Getting to Calm has been revised and updated with new research and fresh insights into successful parent-teen relationships.
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Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. Studies of the human brain can also illuminate why we adults may lose our tempers during volatile times when our kids push our buttons.
Even with our fully mature brains, fear, anxiety and anger can derail our reasoning skills and our best intentions to communicate effectively with our teens. In other words, we choose and deploy cool-headed strategies for connecting with, disciplining and influencing our teens.
Having high standards for teen conduct remains important, but parents who become informed about the teen brain and human emotions are in a stronger position to raise healthy, high functioning tweens and teens.
Focusing on the parent-teen relationship, Getting to Calm includes a series of scripts that bring family realities to life. Side notes explain exactly why parents in some scripts make good moves that enhance relationships and effectiveness.
If you have a better method, by all means share. Return to Book Page. Take for example this excerpt from pp. I waited a long time for it to be available at the library. I know that I need to remain calm, but what do you do when you reach that breaking point? Our oldest has entered the wonderful world of tween- dom , and her world and ours have certainly changed. I felt they were oversimplifying more complex matters which require more complex interac This book was actually a very good book with some very useful insights.
Other parents head down the wrong road, and the notes clarify where and how these common mistakes occur. Getting to Calm weaves information about adolescent development and family dynamics with some of the latest findings on human biology to explain why teens do the things they do, why parents often trip up in their responses and, in light of it all, how to bring out the best in teens and ourselves.