Raising Competent Teenagers

By: Dr. Linda Friedland


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Traversing the teen years is tricky and challenging for most parents. Pornography, sex, cyber bullying, body piercing, drug experimentation tattoos are all part of adolescent life.

How do you remain an effective, strong compassionate parent, able to talk to your children as they become adult?

This hands-on manual contains tools on how to keep up communication with your teen. In Teenagers bestselling author DrLinda Friedland has distilled the wisdom of prominent parenting educators and her own knowledge as a medical doctor and also a mother of five children, the two youngest still being in their teenage years.

Over 100 issues are discussed and are followed up with practical what to do ideas.

Brain and body changes Parent teen conflict Implementing rules and family values Saying no Narcissism and entitlement Helicopter and Tiger parenting

Written by a practical, wise and down to earth author inDr Linda Friedland who isboth a medical practitioner and a parent of five children.

How to guide read it from start to finish so you feel empowered and informed as a parent. Or use it as a problem-solver dipping into its wisdom when you find yourself scratching your head, wondering what to do next with your young person. Will appeal to parents, teachers, psychologists and community workers who have teenage or primary school aged children in their lives. Dr Linda is a bestselling author and sought after worldwide corporate speaker, and is represented by ICMI speakers Agency. Dr Linda is Perth based and travels regularly around Australia, Asia and Europe giving community and schools talks. Forward by Michael Grose, global parenting expert.

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ISBN: 9781925017397

Published: Feb/15 (AU/NZ), Sep/15 (US), Feb/15 (UK)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  135 mm

Extent: 240 pages

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About The Author

Dr. Linda Friedland

Dr. Linda Friedland

Doctor, Author, Speaker

Residing in Perth, Western Australia, since 2009, Dr. Linda is an international health expert, medical doctor, television personality, well-regarded international speaker and a bestselling author.

She is an authority on corporate health & wellbeing as well as women’s health, stress management & lifestyle interventions. She is one of the highest rated international speakers for many global organisations and has spoken in more than 25 countries in the past few years.

Her four books 'Self' (2005), 'Having it all’ (2008) ‘Ultimate Guide to Women’s health’ (2009)and ‘The Ultimate Guide to Family Health' (2011) have all reached bestseller sales internationally.

She had a long history of anchoring and participating in award winning television as well as radio shows in the health & wellbeing genres in South Africa. She delivers numerous keynotes and seminars globally and travels frequently presenting health, lifestyle and illness prevention programs and keynotes for corporations throughout Asia, the USA, the UK, Australia
and South Africa.

Dr Friedland’s clients include numerous financial institutions, the healthcare and beauty industry, women’s organisations and the media.

Her key interests include disease prevention, lifestyle interventions, work life balance, mental health and emotional wellbeing, parenting, as well as emerging health trends. She is one of the highest rated international speakers for many global organisations and has spoken in more than 25 countries.

A mother of 5 children, including an adult son and twin daughters in their 20’s and two younger sons still in their teenage years, her many years of parenting as well as those as a medical doctor treating and counseling families, Dr Friedland has vast personal and professional experience experience on the subject of adolescence.

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