Smart but Scattered Teens

Smart but Scattered Teens

The "executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Uses key principles from the business world to help teens get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses.

Guilford Pr

"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!"

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.

Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

 



"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!"

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, for a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds.

Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category



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This accessible guide's color cover and many self-assessments will appeal to parents and teens. It offers practical ideas for teaching teens skills in areas such as organization and impulse control. There is great emphasis on changing parent communication. The book begins by explaining why some teens don't develop executive skills easily, for reasons such as ADD or depression. Numerous self-assessment instruments for teens and parents address not only executive skills, but also parenting styles and types of resistance to improving skills. Twelve chapters are devoted to specific skills such as flexibility and task initiation; each of these chapters contains a more detailed assessment questionnaire. Quote boxes show how real teens react to the example vignettes. Final chapters raise the possibility of professional coaching and the transition from high school. The book also includes an annotated list of books, magazines, organizations, and web sites. Richard Guare and Dawson are affiliated with the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. Colin Guare is freelance writer with attention disorder. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Using key principles from the business world, a unique guide helps teens get organized, stay focused and control their impulses. Original.

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2013
Description: vii, 293 p. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781609182298
9781462506996
Branch Call Number: 306.874 Gua
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Peg
Guare, Colin

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darcyhudjik
Sep 17, 2016

This is an excellent book on recognizing and effectively dealing with executive skill weaknesses in teens.

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janicemilliman
Jul 05, 2014

This is a great read. I'm learning so much about how to approach my teen differently, and that I cannot always assume she knows what I expect.

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janicemilliman thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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