Smart But Scattered Teens: The executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
ISBN: 1609182294
EAN13: 9781609182298
Language: English
Pages: 293
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Smart But Scattered Teens: The executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Book Overview
I told you, I'll do it later. I forgot to turn in the stupid application. Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again. I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework If you're the parent of a smart but scattered teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals. Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category