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Resources – Parenting: Adolescents

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Resource List on Parenting Adolescents 

The body image workbook for teens: activities to help girls develop a healthy body image in an image-obsessed world / Taylor, Julia V. -- Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, 2014.
In this workbook the reader will find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. They will also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl.
FAM BF 723 .S3 T29 2014

Caring for your teenager: the complete and authoritative guide -- New York: Bantam Books, 2003.
This book provides parents with all the information they need to ensure that their child is on the right track to becoming a happy, healthy adult.
FAM HQ 799.15 C373 2003

Comment survivre dans une famille dysfontionnelle / Jamiolkowski, Raymond M. -- Outrement: Editions logiques, 2001.
Destiné aux adolescents, ce livre explique ce qu'est une famille à problèmes. Il offre des options et solutions de rechange pour tout ce qui a trait à la violence psychologique, l'inceste, la négligence, la dépendance aux drogues et à l'alcool, les troubles mentaux, les frères et sœurs abuseurs et autres conflits familiaux.
FAM HQ 769 .J3514

The good enough teen: raising adolescents with love and acceptance (despite how impossible they can be) / Sachs, Brad E. -- New York: Perennial Currents, 2005.
A guide to help parents understand the turmoil of the teenage years, with emphasis on relationship building and acceptance.
FAM HQ 799.15 .S25 2005

How to talk so teens will listen-- & listen so teens will talk / Faber, Adele; Mazlish, Elaine. -- New York: Harper Collins, 2005.
Filled with straightforward advice and written in a down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this book offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.
FAM HQ 799.15 .F32 2005

Now I know why tigers eat their young: surviving a new generation of teenagers / Marshall, Peter -- Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 2007.
A guide for parents trying to cope with the mood swings, the rebellious nature, and the general unpredictability of their teenaged children.
FAM HQ 799.15 .M37 2007

Parents d'ados: de la tolérance nécessaire à la nécessité d'intervenir / Boisvert, Celine -- Montreal: Hopital Sainte-Justine, 2003.
A l'adolescence, une multitude de transformations affectent le corps, la pensée, les relations et l'humeur des jeunes. Leurs comportements, moins prévisibles qu'autrefois, sont de plus en plus difficiles à saisir, à gérer et parfois à tolérer. Il a pour objectif de les aider à départager le comportement normal de celui qui est pathologique afin de les orienter vers les meilleures stratégies éducatives et relationnelles à adopter.
FAM HQ 796 .B64 2003

Parenting your delinquent, defiant, or out-of-control teen: how to help your teen stay in school and out of trouble using an innovative multisystemic approach / Duffy, Patrick M. Jr. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2014.
This book utilizes skills and exercises based in effective strategies such as functional family therapy, multidimensional treatment foster care and multisystemic therapy, to help parents whose teens are on the verge of getting (or have already gotten) in trouble in school or with the law.
FAM HQ 773 .D84 2014

Screen-smart parenting: how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices / Gold, Jodi. -- New York ; London: Guilford Press, 2015.
Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In a positive, accessible style, the author provides parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family.
FAM HQ 784 .I58 G56 2015

Surviving your adolescents: how to manage & let go of your 13-18 year olds [DVD] / Phelan, Thomas -- Glen Ellyn, IL: Parent Magic Inc. 2004.
A step-by-step approach to handling teenagers, this guide helps parents end the hassles and improve their parent-teenager relationship. Parents learn how to communicate with teenagers, how to manage teenage risk-taking, how to 'let go' in certain situations, and when to seek professional attention.
FAM HQ 796 .P45 2004 DVD

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Web Sites

Parent Resource Centre, Ottawa / Centre de ressources pour parents

Caring for Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society / Soins de nos enfants – Société canadienne de pédiatrie

Parenting – Medline Plus from the US National Library of Medicine

Kids’s Health – for Parents, Teens and Kids from the Nemours Foundation

About Kids Health – from the Hospital for Sick Children (available in various languages)

Healthy Children – From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce - Department of Justice, Government of Canada / Faire des plans - Guide sur les arrangements parentaux après la séparation ou le divorce - Ministère de la Justice, Gouvernement du Canada

Effective Parenting and Disciplining Children - Health Link BC

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Local Contact

Parent Resource Centre
300 Goulburn Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1C9

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Last Updated / Mis-à-jour: May 2018 mai
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