- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Books

• "Turning Your Teen Around," by Betty Tice White, Recovery Communications, 1996. The book's subtitle says it all: "How a Couple Helped Their Troubled Son While Keeping Their Marriage Alive and Well."

• "Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families: A Handbook for Pastors and Youth Workers," by Andrew J. Weaver, John Preston and Leigh W. Jerome, Abingdon, 1999. The book covers 22 problems teen-agers face, from drugs, alcohol and gambling to attention deficit disorder.

• "Teens in Turmoil: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents and Their Families," by Carol Maxym and Leslie York, Viking Penguin, 2000. This highly readable book is filled with quizzes and family stories.

• "Wonderful Ways to Love Your Teen … Even When It Seems Impossible," by Judy Ford, Conari, 1996. The author presents a number of practical steps for parents to reach out to their troubled children.

Organizations

• Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, Md. 20895. Phone: 301/929-8824. Web address: www.parentencouragement.com. This private, nonprofit institute holds classes in Kensington, Gaithersburg and Vienna on all kinds of parenting issues, including teen rebellion. The classes are led by trained parent volunteers who have gone through the issues themselves. PEP is holding a class on "Setting Limits With Tweens" on Aug. 1.

• Parents who belong to a church or synagogue may want to check with their youth pastors, youth directors or church leaders who work with young people. They often can provide help themselves or know good resources or contacts.

On line -

• Advice on rebellion and many other issues of adolescence is available from the National Parenting Center's Web site (www.tnpc.com/parentalk/adoles.html). Address: 22801 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, Calif., 91367.



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