Relationship Advice for Raising a Teen

By Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

In this book, the authors focus their approach on the kids who have entered the years of adolescence. This psychotherapy book shows how to encourage mature behavior while not destroying the relationship. The love and logic teen parenting book helps to reduce behavioral problems as parents learn how to view kids with respect and love even during challenges.

Developmentally, teens are struggling toward independence and individuality. At times, this natural process may become painful for families. Readers are given both insight and practical principles for moving through this process with teens while decreasing conflict. This psychotherapy book is organized into three sections. Part one applies the information from the first book to adolescents where both effective and ineffective parenting approaches are discussed. The authors explain the developmental needs of teens and teach parents how to respond with empathy to the consequences of their adolescent’s decisions.

Part two of our relationship advice book describes the transition from childhood to adolescence. How the young person reacts to both the internal and external change is explored, and practical guidelines and support are given to parents on how to raise responsible teenagers. The third part is point by point practical guidelines for specific parenting challenges with teens. The authors have designed these three parts so that each one builds upon the information in the previous section.

Thirty-three of the topics cited by parents as the most common problem areas are also addressed and a “parenting pearl” is offered for each issue. Examples of these include:

  •  Backtalk
  • Appearance
  • Cars
  • Parties
  • Mood Swings
  • Sex

Establish a better relationship with the help from a psychotherapist

As a professional psychotherapist who works consistently with parents and teens, I find this resource to be a great resource in successful work with teens. My observation is that Love and Logic skills help parents to develop better family relationships and to move more calmly through the trying teen years.

Maintaining positivity with your teen can be difficult, and admitting that you need help with raising your teen is okay. If you’re struggling to manage a good connection with your teen, a psychotherapist can offer you relationship advice that can help you raise them while maintaining a good relationship. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call our psychotherapist today.