Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle: Resolve the Power Struggle and Build Trust, Responsibility, and Respect

November 11, 2019 - Comment

Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new, but chronic control battles are destructive to teen development as well as the entire family. According to psychotherapist Neil Brown, these battles occur as the result of self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns.  Chock-full of powerful and easy-to-use evidence-based tools, this book will help you understand and end

Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new, but chronic control battles are destructive to teen development as well as the entire family. According to psychotherapist Neil Brown, these battles occur as the result of self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns. 

Chock-full of powerful and easy-to-use evidence-based tools, this book will help you understand and end the painful tug-of-war with your teen and foster a peaceful and loving home environment. In virtually all families, there are moments when teens are unhappy with parental limits, rules, and requests – as well as times when those kids are disobedient or noncompliant, or get caught up in the moment and make bad decisions. But the parent-teen control battle goes beyond this; it’s a chronic relationship pattern that uses up the family’s emotional resources and can seriously impact child identity, self-esteem, and development, resulting in destructive behavior and causing stress for everyone around. This book offers a thorough understanding of the control battle and a clear prescription to end it.    

With Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle, you’ll learn about the three elements that support this chronic conflict – reactivity, negative emotional tone, and being “other-person focused” – and discover the two key changes that can be made to address the underlying issues, allowing you to move toward a more positive way of seeing your teen while creating vital behavioral change. Using tools based in structural family therapy (SFT), which targets the core relationship pattern driving the control battle, you’ll be able to address specific issues and create a healthier pattern.

If you’re tired of the constant battle for control and you’re ready to cultivate a more loving, peaceful, and supportive environment for the whole family, this book has the skills and understanding you need to be successful, no matter what you and your teen face.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Wish I had had this book when my children were teens! Truly helpful to me in more clearly recognizing and understanding the generational “control battle” in a much fuller way. Provides clear steps and useful methods to stop these conflicts by focusing on developing a healthy vision of positive thinking and positive behavior, and then using “earned privileges” (as opposed to “consequences”) to instill and reinforce increased accountability, responsibility and trustworthiness in your teenager.This approach (“when…

Anonymous says:

As you read, you become very hopeful that you have the power within you to make an effective and lasting change. I have read many parenting books over the years… nothing quite simplified the basic struggles and clearly explained what is REALLY at the heart of most any out of control situation. While clearly explaining things that are very difficult in life, the tone is very positive and encouraging. As you read you become very hopeful that you have the power within you to make an effective and lasting change in how you react and respond to your child so that you are able to help them blossom into the…

Anonymous says:

Teen years and parental skill building for the family’s sake NEil Browns book aims from the start like an arrow heading for the target. the target is those too-familiar Battles between the parents and their quickly developing teens.The book starts by preparing the parents with understanding their teen.Only later does he give the answers on how to to turn Battles into family discussions. This book is so clear and so helpful. It is free of all those big vague and fuzzy words, Yet it gives he parents real preparation for helping teens develop those skills…

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