Description : Psychologists John and Linda Friel have written an enormously readable and infinitely practical book that digs into some of the worst mistakes that parents make, with suggestions on how parents can change immediately. The Friels examine the seven most ineffective and self-defeating behaviors that parents display again and again. Working from the ideas that even small changes can have big results, the authors give parents concrete steps they can take to end the behaviors and improve the quality of their parenting. Whether readers are contemplating starting a family, have children who haven’t entered school yet, are struggling with rebellious teenagers, or are empty-nesters wondering how they can be better parents to their grown children, they can’t afford not to read this book. With the same clarity and concrete examples that have sold over 350,000 copies of their books, the Friels offer readers forty years of combined experience as practicing psychologists, and fifty years of combined experience as blended-family parents. This material has been field-tested in the authors’ own household, with hundreds of their clients, and with thousands of their workshop and Clearlife Clinic participants. It will cause immediate changes in parents’ behavior, and immediate improvement in the lives of their children.
Description : Parents may not like everything they read in this life-changing book; however, once they implement the Friels' suggested changes they'll love this book and the differences in their children's behaviour.
Description : In The Seven Worst Things Good Parents Do, therapists John and Linda Friel gave parents an easy-to-understand guide to overcome the seven worst mistakes even good parents make while raising children. Now they've written a book for teens based on the same formula: it includes the seven worst things even smart-and outwardly successful-teens do, and shows teens how they can change these behaviors and assure their success in life as they grow towards adulthood. This book was written expressly for teenagers as a unique roadmap into adulthood. It was designed to stimulate the brain as well as the heart because teenagers who listen to both can eventually negotiate adolescence successfully. It will appeal to teenagers who like to think, wonder, question and challenge, as well as to teenagers who feel that they haven't quite figured out this "life" thing. The Friels show teens the seven things they need to do in order to overcome common roadblocks they face or will face. These are: Become competent-don't expect to have self-esteem without becoming competent Master your feelings-don't let your feelings run the show Break the silence-don't silently scream instead of making yourself known Get healthy power-don't avoid learning about power Face the serious stuff-don't hide the really important things you're experiencing Find an identity-don't avoid the struggle to find yourself Learn to stake out the extremes-don't live only in the extremes. Written in clear, straightforward language and including many interesting and colorful story interludes, this book is an easy-to-use, powerful tool for all teens.
Description : Psychologists and best-selling authors John and Linda Friel have written an enormously readable and infinitely practical book that delves into what makes a relationship enduringly successful. Wherever readers are in their own relationships, this book can improve those relationships dramatically, bringing them immediate and lasting benefits. In the tradition of their bestseller, The 7 Worst Things (Good) Parents Do, the authors examine the behaviors that happy, effective couples display continually. After careful investigation, the Friels synthesized years of clinical work into a manageable list of the most significant patterns of behavior couples must address and embrace if they want to become truly great couples. Recognizing that other patterns and behaviors certainly do exist, when patients come the Friels for help, the core issues illustrated in this book are discussed as the couples move boldly toward improving their relationships—with consistently outstanding results. The authors found that they had not seven, but eight, key items to identify. Here are a few: Be Sexual Be Willing To Divorce Manage Your Fear, Hurt, Shame, And Loneliness Own Your Part (be responsible for creating a great relationship)
Description : You have begun to deal with the pain and trauma of being raised in a dysfunctional family and now you are ready to lead a healthy life. But: Do you know what healthy people do? Do you know what is “normal”? Do you know how to ask unwanted guests to leave? In An Adult Child’s Guide to What’s “Normal”, John and Linda Friel have written a practical guide to living a healthy life. Your parents may not have been able to teach you social skills but it is not too late to learn them now. Read this guide and learn how to respond to the challenges, problems and traps that we are faced with daily.
Description : Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy explores a wide range of constructs not captured in the DSM or traditional research but that play important roles in psychotherapy cases. To provide readers with a tool bag of practical techniques they can use in these cases, editors William O'Donohue and Steven R. Graybar present chapters written by leading clinical authorities on such topics as the process of change in psychotherapy, attachment and terror management, projective identification, terminating psychotherapy therapeutically, shame and its many ramifications for clients, dream work, boundaries, forgiveness, the repressed and recovered memory debate, and many others.
Description : The late author, one of the first women to enter the field of management consulting, experienced what she described as "nibbles"--little bites that life takes out of a person's self confidence. She offers a process for dealing with the world that moves the reader toward personal power and growth arising out of the unique values and strengths of each person.
Description : Educator (and parent) Gwen Rudney offers straightforward strategies and suggestions to help teachers collaborate with parents to improve life and learning for all children.