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

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Synopsis:

Many tens of thousands of parents have used the bestselling Smart but Scattered to teach young kids vital skills for living up to their potential. Now Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson apply their groundbreaking approach to the unique challenges of adolescence. Despite high intelligence, teens with executive skills deficits can be frustratingly disorganized, distractible, forgetful, and moody—leaving worried parents torn between micromanaging and throwing up their hands. This positive guide gives parents step-by-step strategies for promoting teens' independence by helping them get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses. Drs. Guare and Dawson—joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself—present proven tools, vivid stories, and insightful tips for reducing parent-teen conflicts.

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"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.

Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

About the Author

Richard Guare, PhD, is Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where Peg Dawson, EdD, works as a clinical school psychologist. With over 30 years of clinical experience, Drs. Dawson and Guare are coauthors of the bestselling Smart but Scattered, which focuses on younger children and preteens. Colin Guare, a 25-year-old freelance writer who grew up with an attention disorder, has contributed to ADDitude magazine and has worked with children with learning disorders.

 

Table of Contents

Authors' Note

Introduction

I. What Makes Your Teen Smart but Scattered

1. Executive Skills and the Teen Brain

2. Identifying Your Teen's Executive Skills Strengths and Weaknesses

3. Assessing Your Own Executive Skills and Parenting Style

II. Laying a Foundation That Can Help

4. Ten Principles for Improving Your Teen's Executive Skills

5. Motivating Your Teen to Use Executive Skills

6. Modifying the Environment

7. Teaching Executive Skills

III. Putting It All Together

8. Advance Organizer

9. Enhancing Response Inhibition

10. Strengthening Working Memory

11. Increasing Emotional Control

12. Boosting Flexibility

13. Building Sustained Attention

14. Teaching Task Initiation

15. Promoting Planning and Prioritizing

16. Fostering Organization

17. Improving Time Management

18. Encouraging Goal-Directed Persistence

19. Cultivating Metacognition

20. Coaching

21. Transitions

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781609182298
Subtitle:
The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Author:
Guare, Richard
Author:
Guare, Colin
Author:
Dawson, Peg
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121217
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
293
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Many tens of thousands of parents have used the bestselling Smart but Scattered to teach young kids vital skills for living up to their potential. Now Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson apply their groundbreaking approach to the unique challenges of adolescence. Despite high intelligence, teens with executive skills deficits can be frustratingly disorganized, distractible, forgetful, and moody—leaving worried parents torn between micromanaging and throwing up their hands. This positive guide gives parents step-by-step strategies for promoting teens' independence by helping them get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses. Drs. Guare and Dawson—joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself—present proven tools, vivid stories, and insightful tips for reducing parent-teen conflicts.

"Synopsis" by ,

"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.

Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

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