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Engaging Adolescents

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Table of Contents

Preface Part One: The Teenage Landscape 1. Raising teenagers these days 2. What teenagers can and can't do 3. Mind maintenance for teenagers 4. The nature of difficult behaviour in teenagers Part Two: Using Scripts So You Don't Flip Your Lid 5. Why scripts matter 6. PASTA for teenagers 7. Holding your nerve Part Three: Case Studies and Worksheets to Use At Home 8. Three serves of PASTA 9. Advanced lessons in taming tigers 10. Instructions for using scripts 11. They won't know how to negotiate unless someone shows them. Conclusion Acknowledgements Bibliography Resources Index

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Michael Hawton is a registered psychologist with over 30 years of experience. He is a listed clinical expert with the NSW Children's Court and an expert witness in the Family Court of Australia. A former teacher, Michael has spent much of his career working with parents and their children, and has been teaching family services workers and educational leaders in the area of behaviour management for over a decade. Michael has developed parent education programs that have been taught to over 100,000 parents and professionals since 2006. A father of two, Michael brings a clear and unambiguous method-based approach to ease the distress of parents experiencing difficulties with their teenagers' behaviour.


"At the end of it all you'll know how to navigate tough conversations, learn the factors that contribute to a teenager's ability to govern their own behaviour so that you won't need to be as much of a director." -- Rama Gaind * Engaging Adolescents * "Gives you the tools to resolve conflict and build better family relationships"

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