How to Talk to Teens About Really Important Things is the essential guide for those who has found themselves ill prepared-and ill at ease-when discussing some of life's most important issues with teens. In this much needed book, award-winning authors Charles Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo offer parents a commonsense approach for knowing just what to say to teens and how and when to say it. For easy reference, How to Talk to Teens About Really Important Things is organized alphabetically by topic and offers clear, authoritative guidelines on discussing a variety of vital issues such as depression, suicide, dieting, gangs, drugs, and date rape.
CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University. THERESA FOY DIGERONIMO, M.Ed., is adjunct professor of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Schaefer and DiGeronimo are the coauthors of How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things (Jossey-Bass, 1997) and recipients of child magazine's award 'best parenting book of 1992.'
"The authors have a unique knack for combining good psychology withgood sense. Their advice is the most current I have seen-theyclearly know what's on the mind of today's teenagers." (Lawrence E.Shapiro, author of How to Raise a Child with a High IQ)
"Ways of helping young people develop a sense of values, feel goodabout themselves, and avoid trouble are richly illustratedthroughout the pages of this useful book." (Irving B. Weiner,professor, University of South Florida; fellow, AmericanPsychological Association)
"Truly a gift for parents who recognize the power of honest andloving communication with their teenagers." (Joan S. Hall,principal, Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, New Jersey)
"A straightforward, practical parenting manual." (Booklist)
"Readers will be grateful for the convenience of having variedinformation gathered into a single volume." (Publisher'sWeekly)
"RecommAnded for all libraries." (Library Journal)
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