A New Theory of Teenagers: Seven Transformational Strategies to Empower You and Your Teen

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A guide for families to thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years--and the culmination of the author's twenty-five years of experience in both conventional psychology and alternative methods

In her decades of practice and academic research, Dr. Christa Santangelo, a psychologist and assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco, has seen many relationships devastated by the emotional hurricane that teenagers can inflict on a family. Yet Dr. Santangelo also understands how that conflict can be resolved and a new way forward mapped together between parents and teen. In A New Theory of Teenagers, she gives parents the advice, tips, support, and big-picture overview needed to see the teen years as an opportunities for growth and positive relationship changes. With counterintuitive steps (such as "Endure Emotions"), she offers hope and empowerment. Dr. Santangelo asserts that parents have a far greater impact on conflict with their teen than they may realize, metaphorically handing parents back the power to shift the situation to harmony.

And, Dr. Santangelo does it with a fresh and multi-dimensional approach to the parent-teen relationship by integrating conventional psychology with alternative methods including yoga and meditation-intended to work on building trust, sitting with and understanding emotions, and seeing room for positivity in the midst of it all.

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Seal Press (CA)
Publish Date
November 27, 2018
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580058322
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About the Author

Dr. Christa Santangelo, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice and on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where she teaches and trains psychiatry residents. Dr. Santangelo has been in practice for twenty years and during that time has utilized approaches to change which include short-term solution-focused work, cognitive-behavioral strategies, analytic, mindfulness-based, and others. She was trained at Yale University and holds advanced training in yoga/meditation and using mind-body approaches to healing.

Reviews

"Dr. Santangelo wisely guides parents and others who work with teens in developing their own strengths for this challenging time. A New Theory of Teenagers is both an innovative and supportive guide for this journey."--Lynn Ponton, MD, author of The Romance of Risk and The Sex Lives of Teenagers
"Dr. Christa Santangelo expertly weaves her vast experience working with adolescence and their parents, her knowledge of research, and understanding of human emotions, thoughts and behaviors to present us with this profound, easy to read and enjoyable book on how best to deal the turbulent teenage years.....This is a must read for all parents!"--Rhonda S. Adessky, Ph.D., clinical director, the Training Center for Mind Body Skills
"Parents who are open to alternative healing will appreciate Santangelo's wisdom about parenting teens. Those open to the concepts of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga to connect mind and body will find it to be a welcome resource."--Booklist

"...Inspirational and enlightening ... avoid the 'amygdala hijack' in stressful situations (with your teen)...new ways of looking at age-old interpersonal challenges with teens and important others in our lives."--Thomas Monaco, Executive Director, Experienced Professionals Career Management, Columbia Business School