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Divas & Door Slammers: The Secret to Having a Better Behaved Teenager [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Taylor
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Endless arguments? Communication by grunt? Seismic sulking? Lives ruled by FOMO (fear of missing out)?

Sound like your teenager?

Behavioural expert Charlie Taylor has the answers in this practical handbook which is full of simple, effective techniques for improving your teenager's behaviour.

Charlie Taylor's straight-talking, no-nonsense approach guides you away from knee-jerk parenting towards a more proactive and positive relationship with your teenager. With particular emphasis on the power of praise - the basis of his acclaimed 6 to1 strategy - and planning in advance for behaviour or communication hotspots, every parent can break the miserable pattern of constant confrontation, endless negotiation and repetitive nagging.

With the insights and methods found in Divas and Door Slammers – including a handy Troubleshooting Guide that looks at such issues as under-age drinking, sex, drugs and problems at school – every household with teenagers can quickly transform from havoc to harmony.

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Behavioural expert Charlie Taylor's guidance and practical advice for parents of teenagers

About the Author

Charlie Taylor has been a behavioural specialist for over ten years. He has taught every age group, from nursery to 16-year-olds, working in tough inner city primary and comprehensive schools. He is currently the head teacher of a special school for children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in West London. His school has twice received 'outstanding' ratings by Ofsted since he arrived in 2006. He also works as a freelance behaviour consultant, coaching teachers in behaviour management techniques, and holds regular workshops for parents. He lives in London and is married with three immaculately behaved children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TSE02Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good insight into the mind of a teenager! 21 Sept. 2010
By jojo
I bought this when I was getting to the end of my tether with my 14 year old daughter. The case studies are hilarious because some of them could be a conversation that the author has overheard in my very own lounge! Reading this book has given me strategies to cope and confirmed to me I am not alone (and she's not that bad after all!) An easy read which I would recommended to any parent of a teenager.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 14 Sept. 2010
By J.L
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This book has really helped me to understand my teenager and although it has only been a few weeks since I bought the book I feel it has already made our relationship a lot better. It is amazing how much the praise works. I am now recommending this book to ALL my friends, but especially the ones who have a bad relationship with their kids.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good delivery & Great book 20 Dec. 2010
For anyone (parent, grand parent, teacher - whoever) that may be struggling to understand their teenager and struggling to see any light at the end of the tunnel - this is a 'must read' and gives you lots of confidence.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 15 Oct. 2010
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What a superb book on teenagers' problems. It has been immensely helpful already and I do congratulate Charlie on tackling such issues. I hope many people will buy the book and take heed! Elizabeth Whitehorn
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars useful info 11 Oct. 2010
Heard the author on the radio and bought the book on the strength of this. Good to know that you are not alone in dealing with challenging behaviour! Lots of common sense advice and strategies.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read for anyone with teens! 24 Mar. 2011
I don't have a particularly troublesome teen, in fact she is, on the whole, a joy to be around, but I was looking for something to help my husband and our Daughter 'refine' their relationship. I decided to read this before I presented it to him. It's an excellent read that will have you nodding most of the way through at things that you can relate to. The Author is very factual in the way he writes and nothing is dressed up, each chapter is summarised at the end with a 'key points' list which clearly summarises the content of the chapter. The way it is written is not patronising at all and it isn't Americanised which is what I wanted to avoid. I would highly recommend this as a read for anyone with teens, don't be put off by the title, if you only take one or two things from this book (as I have done) then it's a worthwhile read. Now to present it to my husband!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DIVAs and DOORSLAMMERS 8 Oct. 2010
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Found this very useful in trying to understand teenagers' behaviour. Certainly made me realise we share common concerns with others.
Found the language used so easy and reassuring that the teenage years can be managed much better than I'd been doing before reading the book!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful, sympathetic and practical 1 Oct. 2010
My wife and I appreciated this book. It is useful, sympathetic and practical. Taylor is realistic about contemporary teenagers ~ and still likes them. We are the same.
The case studies were fascinating, and the ideas genuinely relevant. Not all of the ideas relate well to the specific issues we are facing, but they can be adapted.
I thought that maybe there was too much emphasis on giving or witholding money to motivate teenagers. There are many other ways too.
Still, if you have a daughter or son aged 13-16, you will get something valuable from this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Geoffrey Hartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book and fast service - thanks!
Published 5 months ago by Finix
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, highly recommended
Good book to read if you have unruly teenagers !
Published 6 months ago by Sarah Cabella
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it...good advise and help!
A good no nonsense book filled with advise and strategies for what can be a difficult and testing time of life, for parents/carers and teenagers!
Published 8 months ago by archi
5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage management book
i read a review on this book before i bought it,and i thought yes this is the book for me.I have loved it.I have read it it one night nearly so helpful. Read more
Published 20 months ago by D. J. Seton
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
The book was really good with lots of handy useful tips in to deal with teenagers. It is well written but easy to understand and read.
Published on 15 April 2013 by alison darling
4.0 out of 5 stars Tips to help with wayward teenagers
A useful, well-written and readable book where the themes resonate with all parents. Only criticism is that it full of 'pop' psychology and not derived from research.
Published on 11 April 2013 by stacky
5.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a life saver
Very interesting for anyone with a teenager or one approaching. Showed me they do speak a different language after all.
Published on 9 April 2013 by Karen Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars best teenager parenting book I have read
This book is full of very practical suggestions that worked very well with our 14 year old son who seemed to become more and more aggressive. Read more
Published on 30 Mar. 2013 by Corinna
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read...
This book was recommended to me by another fraught mother who is dealing with a testing teenager. Although I've only read half of the book I'm already using some of the tips and... Read more
Published on 20 Dec. 2012 by Mrs Jane Healy
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