Author(s): Sarah Hughes
Parenting can be tough, and the teenage years are usually considered the most challenging, but clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes is here to help.
In Skip the Drama, she offers simple, straightforward strategies for dealing with everything from selfishness and managing excessive phone use to eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Whether you're concerned about your teenage daughter having sex or trying drugs, or just want to teach her to be more responsible and organized, Skip the Drama has got you covered.
Dr Hughes' strategies can be used by parents who might already be struggling with their difficult teen, as well as by those who simply want to pre-empt the onslaught of adolescence and be equipped to manage a smoother transition. Importantly, she shows you how to have the right conversations, the right way, so that communication, the right way, so that communication channels remain open. Supported by real-life examples and the latest research into the adolescent brain, Skip the Drama is your toolkit for effective, positive parenting.
"This book offers help for problems that come from living with and parenting a stressful teenager, including dressing, sex, how dads can be helpful, how to talk to your daughter about drugs and alcohol." --School Holidays Magazine
"A new book by clinical psychologist, Dr Sarah Hughes, offers advice on managing arguments over excessive phone use, selfish demands and general lack of respect from teenage girls." --The Herald Sun
"In her new book Skip The Drama, Hughes outlines many of the more common behaviour traits associated with young women, such as being selfish, procrastinating, being a drama queen and moody, and offers practical tips and advice to deal with the behaviour. She also tackles the more serious issues parents face such as young girls who want to diet and have issues with body image, wanting to have a boyfriend and cutting, or self-harm." --The Daily Telegraph
"Each chapter, rather than general conversation, deals with a specific issue. This means that you can instantly access information on the issue that is concerning you. It also means that you don't have to read the book from cover to cover (although there is a great deal of wisdom imparted.)" --Blue Wolf Reviews
"...practical tips on raising teens..." --Good Reading
Dr Sarah Hughes completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Sarah is the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists, and has 10 years of clinical experience.