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Conversations with Teens

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This deceptively simple book is not so simple. See Endorsements below. It addresses some of the stress and anxiety that kids experience. The How to Use this Book and the Starters chapters provide specific directions on how to initiate important conversations about some hard to start subjects. 

 

Our purpose is to encourage and facilitate sharing one's thoughts and feelings with the people in our lives. 

Like worrying about our pulse, if we often don't pay attention to what is on our children's minds  until something is wrong, we will have to pay a lot of attention! Knowing how to communicate now can help prevent possible problems in the future. It is meant to be read by, not only parents, but also teachers, school psychologists, social workers, coaches, clergy, neighbors, friends and anyone who works with or observes children, 'tweens or adolescents.

 

All proceeds are donated to organizations that support families through challenging times. 

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ENDORSEMENTS

Interested in understanding what your teen really thinks? What I Wish You Knew Conversations may be of help. Written by Sharon Weingarten, a sensitive and observant clinician and mother, this book offers an illuminating look into the inner world of adolescents. Teens naturally (and understandably) keep much to themselves as they develop identities and lives independent of their parents. Supporting and guiding them through this process takes patience, a bit of wisdom, and the ability to truly listen to your teens' thoughts, feelings, and concerns. In this slim volume you'll listen in on teens’ lives as they share their worries.”

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Mark A. Reinecke, Phd. | Professor and Chief Psychologist, Northwestern University