Has anybody read this book...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Mikey, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey Psycho Gorilla Dad

    Picked up a book at the library yesterday: "<u>Parenting your Out-Of-Control Teenager"</u> by Scott P. Sells, PH.D.

    I picked it up because of one thing that caught my eye in the table of contents: How to deal with what he calls the "Teenager's Seven Aces", i.e. the seven nuclear weapons teens threaten to use when acting out as a difficult child. They are:
    <ul>[*]Disrespect [*]Truancy [*]Running Away [*]Teen Pregnancy [*]Substance Abuse [*]Violence [*]Suicide Threats [/list]
    difficult child's seem to be born with these seven deadly bullets in their emotional guns, and instinctively know exactly how to use them.

    :grrr:

    He also claims to have ways to address or counter these "seven aces". My son has already used two of them against us: running away and substance abuse. It seems like other parents have been nuked by combinations of the other seven aces as well.

    I was intrigued, so I checked the book out. Also, most of the other books recommended or suggested seem to deal with younger difficult child's, where parents have a little more power (and time) to work through the issues than I do (difficult child will be 18 in six months).

    I haven't read it yet - just starting. But I was curious if anyone has read it, and if any of his suggested action plans have actually been successful for someone here. Anybody?

    Thanks,
    Mikey
     
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I haven't read it yet Mikey, not an issue here ...... yet :crazy2:. Hope you find some good information and practical advise.

    Sharon
     
  3. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style='font-size: 14pt'> <span style='font-family: Georgia'> <span style="color: #663366"> i haven't, but i've heard people mention it.

    kris
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  4. house of cards

    house of cards New Member


    I haven't read it either but my difficult child has had problems with 5 of them already. He is not into drugs and not pregnant...but then again he is only 8 and a boy. Let me know what you thing of it.
     
  5. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Mikey,

    I haven't read it but it sounds interesting!!! Please let us know what you think of it. Thanks. WFEN
     
  6. neednewtechnique

    neednewtechnique New Member

    Hmm, I believe that our difficult child's therapist recommended this one the first time that our difficult child threatened to kill herself. I have not read it yet, but it does come highly recommended. Please, let me know how you like it. I am interested to check it out if some parents think it is worth it.
     
  7. Katy-Did

    Katy-Did New Member

    I ordered it yesterday along with a couple other ones. Things have been spiraling out of control with difficult child lately. I haven't posted but have been checking in for inspiration from you all.

    Thanks for being here, it means alot!

    I will let you know what I think after I read them.

    Kathy
     
  8. Katy-Did

    Katy-Did New Member

    I ordered it yesterday along with a couple other ones. Things have been spiraling out of control with difficult child lately. I haven't posted but have been checking in for inspiration from you all.

    Thanks for being here, it means alot!

    I will let you know what I think after I read them.

    Kathy
     
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