- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 Sept. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809297175
- ISBN-13: 978-0809297177
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,957,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
An action plan for parents about to enter the teen zone
The overwhelming majority of adolescent health problems today result not from physical disease but from worrisome behaviors, such as reckless driving and drug use, or emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression. The good news is that if parents take action early, before teen rebellion kicks in, most of these problems are preventable. In But I'm Almost 13!, one of the nation's foremost specialists in adolescent medicine offers a series of step-by-step strategies for behavioral change that can lower risk factors and build positive skills. Dr. Ginsburg explains why it's important to know how young people think and to build on their strengths.
This invaluable book will equip you with the skills to:
Also included are sample scripts, real-life stories, and specific exercises to help you successfully prepare for the challenging adolescent years by becoming a supportive, proactive parent now. Because no matter how much your child tells you he or she is ready to grow up, you are still the most important person in your child's life.
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., is board certified in adolescent medicine. He practices at the acclaimed Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the on-screen expert in a bestselling video series shown to teens in schools throughout North America. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting as the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.