Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens

Book Author: Laura S Kastner, Ph.D.

Book Author’s Bio: Laura S Kastner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. In addition to writing, she works as the associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. In addition to Getting to Calm, Dr. Kastner has written The Seven Year Stretch: How Families Work Together to Grow Through Adolescence, and The Launching Years: Strategies for Parents From Senior Year to College Life.

Year Published: 2009

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Book Summary:

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens & Teens addresses the real world challenges of raising teenage children to be responsible adults. There are many hot-button issues that face teens and their parents, resulting in arguments, conflict, and poor relationships. With Dr. Kastner’s book, parents can learn how to approach these issues in a calm and rational manner in order to find real solutions to everyday problems.

Book Review:

Parenting a teenager is full of conflict. If you have experienced more conflict in your life since your child became a teen than you ever have in the past, then Dr. Kastner’s book, Getting to Calm, is for you. The advice that is given is realistic and easy to follow and implement. Parents who follow Dr. Kastner’s methods have noticed drastic improvements in their child’s behavior.

Book Reviewer’s Bio: Megan Selin is a freelance writer and literary enthusiast who resides in upstate New York with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Albany and enjoys baking, yoga, and spending time outdoors.

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