Anger and violence have reached seemingly epidemic proportions within the fabric of our youth. From school violence, social media, to growing oppositional and defiant behaviors within the home; anger has surfaced more and more in the lifestyles of our youth. What are the answers? Should the focus be more on parental enrichment skills, or on social and emotional curriculum in school? Perhaps, greater monitoring of social media among our youth? These questions, in themselves only point to what is a systemic and increasingly complex problem. A multifaceted approach is indeed needed to address this issue before it becomes even more intractable and leads to even greater anger and rage in our next generation.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Failure to Launch
By Ph.d., Mark Mcconville
From an expert in adolescent psychology comes a groundbreaking, timely, and necessary guide for parents of the 2.2 million young adults in America who are struggling to find their way in the world.
In Dr. Mark McConville's decades of experience as a family clinical psychologist, perhaps no problem has been more fraught than that of young adults who fail to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. These kids--technically adults--just can't get it together: They can't hold a job, they struggle to develop meaningful relationships, and they often end up back in their parents' spare bedroom or on the couch. In fact, studies show that 1 in 4 Americans aged 25 to 34 neither work nor attend school, and it's a problem that spans all socioeconomic and geographic boundaries.
McConville investigates the root causes of this problem: Why are modern kids "failing to launch" in ever-increasing numbers? The key, McConville has found, is that they are struggling with three critical skills that are necessary to make the transition from childhood to adulthood--finding a sense of purpose, developing administrative responsibility, and cultivating interdependence. In Failure to Launch, McConville breaks these down into achievable, accessible goals and offers a practical guide for the whole family, to help parents instill those skills in their young adults--and to get their kids into the real world, ready to start their lives.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Freedom from Family Dysfunction
By Perlmutter, Kenneth
The headlines ring with stories of opioid addiction and overdose. Parents complain about their children's screen addiction, law enforcement decries the flood of fentanyl, scores of Americans overdose and die daily, and teen alcohol poisoning and marijuana-induced psychosis rates continue to rise. Disabling depression and anxiety are diagnosed at alarming rates in families across the country. Now, more than ever, families struggle to live with, care for, and protect their family members suffering with addiction or mental illness.
Kenneth Perlmutter, a California psychologist with 30-plus years in the field, has written Freedom from Family Dysfunction specifically for family members who love someone battling addiction or mental illness who want to break the cycles of codependency and relapse plaguing their dysfunctional systems. The combination of compelling vignettes, lively dialogues, and step-by-step instructions makes this guidebook an indispensable tool for the parents, partners, adult children, and the clinicians who treat them, to heal the powerlessness, pain, and impossibility of life with someone they've been trying to help, sometimes for decades.
Perlmutter takes a systemic and inter-generational view, combining current knowledge with his deep personal experience of addiction and family dysfunction to guide readers toward understanding their systems, their positions in them, and the forces that keep things stuck.
"Stress-Induced Impaired Coping (SIIC) " is the term he's coined to describe his ground-breaking model of family system pathology and recovery. He invites families to see themselves not as dysfunctional, but as wounded, as they work toward connection, closeness, and the restoration of systemic mental wellness and sustainability. Best of all, the method works regardless of whether the one identified as "the problem" makes changes or not.
Family members who take up Perlmutter's method will:
Â· â€‹create closeness by pursuing connection over being right
Â· reject "tough love"
Â· learn to communicate authentically and to set boundaries confidently and fairly
Â· rebuild trust, authenticity and equality in family relationships
Â· reduce chaos, anxiety and distress in the mind and in the home
Â· shift the entire family system itself toward wellness
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook
By Compart, Pamela
The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook highlights the best diets for children with these special needs. You'll find recommendations for school lunches and snacks, plus brand-new recipes. One of the challenges that parents face is coping with children who havepicky appetites and crave the very foods that negatively affect their behavior, focus, and development. Linked to this is the challenge of finding ways to get their children to eat the healthy foods that will improve their nutrition.The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook provides a current review of the commonly used diets for the treatment of ADHD and autism, and recipes appropriate to specific diets. It also provides suggestions for feeding picky eaters, including those with texture issues.
Fair Winds Press
The Manager Mom Epidemic
By Phelan, Thomas
Are you a mom who does it all? This is the book for you.
It's impossible to deny -- most moms continue to do way more household work and childcare than most dads. Working full time, raising kids, cooking dinner, making sure every appointment and activity is lined up and that everyone gets there on time... no wonder you're tired! But despite all the books and articles lamenting the crushing mental load and emotional labor women bear for their families, no one has come up with a plan to actually make things change. Until now.
The Manager Mom Epidemic is the first book that not only acknowledges the fact that moms are burning out, but shows you how to transfer responsibility for daily tasks from yourself to your partner and also (gasp!) your kids. Clinical psychologist and child discipline expert Thomas W. Phelan, PhD explains how we got into this mess in the first place, and how we can get out of it through a calm, systematic approach to teaching our families how to take initiative and contribute in meaningful ways. Dr. Phelan walks you through real-life situations and shows you how to step back from the things that are dragging you down. For example:
Your Maternal Identity -- the things you tell yourself you have to do in order to be a "good" mom The oppressive trap of chronic supervision Our society's curious underestimation of children's capabilities How to eliminate primary childcare with tweens and teens How to manager resistant or traditionalist dads
Realistic and simple enough to implement in your home right away, The Manager Mom Epidemic provides a roadmap for you to take your life back and proves that the happiest families share the work and the fun equally.