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Reaching Teens in Their Natural Habitat: A Field Guide for Savvy Parentsby Danny Holland
Synopses & Reviews
Crucial Insider Knowledge for Connecting and Communicating with Teens
With their incomprehensible lingo, often-bizarre fashion fixations, technological plug-ins, and ever-changing moods, teenagers can seem like an entirely different species. Connecting with them on meaningful levels–let alone actually influencing them–seems beyond the realm of possibility.
What do advertisers and entertainers who grab the attention of teenagers know that you don’t? And how can you counteract their influence in your child’s life?
Danny Holland, an expert on youth culture, peers into the world of America’s kids–and offers proven advice on how parents can adopt the tools of the experts. You’ll discover…
how today’s teenagers think, including their values, priorities, and primary influences
the communication pattern that speaks most persuasively to teens
the most effective way to improve your relationship with your teen
how to determine which battles absolutely must be won
and many other eye-opening insights
With “insider knowledge,” you’ll be equipped and empowered with real-world techniques to successfully connect and communicate with your teenager, bridging the gap to build a relationship of lasting influence.
An expert on youth culture offers a unique approach to help parents successfully communicate and connect with teens, revealing tools used by MTV, drug dealers, gang leaders, and others who are successfully connecting with America's youth. Original.
About the Author
Danny Holland has studied youth culture professionally for nearly two decades. He is a certified instructor for law enforcement officers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his presentations on youth culture, media influence, teen violence, and drug use have been adopted by some of the nation’s top law enforcement training organizations. The former executive director of True Lies and the founder of Parent & Teen Universities, Inc., he lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife and two sons.
Table of Contents
Introduction — The American teenager in its natural habitat — Generational values — Voices of influence — The interactive training center : the family — Tactical parenting — From domination to influence : creating an environment for success — The professional role model — Protecting the gift and reducing risk — The connection : building and maintaining healthy relationships — Passing on your legacy : maximizing the effectiveness of your relationship — Conclusion-Notes.
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