The Tool Box: Building Better Relationships with Teens

The Tool Box: Building Better Relationships with Teens

by Karren J Garrity


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Are you raising teenage children?

Everyday life feels overwhelming for all families and, when a teenager is in the picture, the stress can be even higher. What works for one child might not work for another, and what worked when that child was 15 won't necessarily work at 16.

As a parent or caregiver, do you ever need help getting through sticky situations? Do you feel cornered or realize that your methods are not working? Do you want to try something different?

The Tool Box teaches positive, understandable, and practical skills and strategies for you and your teen, including how to:

• Communicate effectively and clearly
• Identify core issues
• Prioritize needs and wants
• Brainstorm
• Navigate conflict
• Learn the wonders of true compromise

This time-tested, solution-focused approach-used by many therapists and counselors to help parents, mentors, and teachers navigate new territories-will help you raise healthy and content teenagers; build successful, strong, and positive relationships with them; and prepare them for the rest of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615640426
Publisher: Karren Garrity
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 1,232,646
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

In her private practice, Karren Garrity works with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. She has facilitated psycho-educational groups and taught emotional literacy to boys, girls, high school students, mothers, and daughters. Ms. Garrity leads workshops on parenting, conflict resolution, healthy choices, and adolescent orientation seminars for high school teachers, and mentors new therapists and counselors.

Karren J Garrity earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her Master of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. In 1998, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
She lives in Kent, Connecticut, with her husband and their three daughters. She has served on the Board of Selectmen, and chaired the Kent Board of Education, the Kent Energy & Environmental Task Force, and the Kent Education & Learning Foundation.

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