Author(s): Patricia E. Zurita Ona
Raising a teen is tough especially when your teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book will give you the tools you need to stop unwittingly reinforcing your teen s bad behavior, reduce conflicts, and get your teen on track with the things that really matter.If you have a teen who experiences extreme emotions either as a result of a mental health diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, autism, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or simply because you have a highly emotional teen you probably need help right now. Parenting a teen comes with its own challenges, but when your teen acts out you feel like you are at your wits end. To make matters worse, you may have difficulty managing your own emotions and responses.Written by an expert in teen mental health, Terrible Teens to Thriving Families will give you the tools you need to parent your troubled teen, pay attention to your own reactions, and put an end to the cycle of conflict that has taken over your home. In this book, you ll learn to observe the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that drive your own parenting behaviors, and how these behaviors can impact your teen.This is not a book about how to be a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and reacts negatively to a situation from time to time. But if you re committed to improving your relationship with your teen, helping them take charge of their emotions, and ending family conflict, this practical guide will show you how
Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, is the director of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center and adjunct faculty at The Wright Institute. Her clinical work started first as school psychologist and then as a clinical psychologist. She has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders, and body image concerns; particular areas of expertise are obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Zurita Ona also provides specialized services for individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation problems (borderline personality disorder), with or without self-harm and suicidal behaviors. She is coauthor of Mind and Emotions, a universal protocol for emotional disorders that has received a "Self-Help Seal of Merit" from the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT).