Parenting Resources for Raising Tweens in the Richmond Area

Tween-ResourcesParenting kids during those awkward tween years can be challenging. It’s a balancing act to figure out how to balance discipline with respecting their newfound independence.

One of the challenges of adolescent behavior is the ability to allow the child to experience the consequences of his/her behavior through his/her misbehavior or poor decision-making. Of course, this must be balanced with keeping the child safe at the same time.

If you’re the parent of a tween, you might find these resources useful.

  • You Can Say NO to Your Teenager by Jeanette Shalov et. al.
  • How to Stop the Battle With Your Teenager: A Practical Guide to Everyday Problems by D. Fleming
  • The Parent’s Guide: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens by Don Dinkmeyer and Gary D. McKay

These books are based on recommendations by Carleton Kendrick. Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. In addition, he’s been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, and many other publications.