Smart but Scattered Teens

Smart but Scattered Teens

The "executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Book - 2013
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"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!"

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.

Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

Publisher: New York :, Guilford Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781462506996
Branch Call Number: 306.874 GU
Characteristics: vii, 292 pages ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Peg
Guare, Colin


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Sep 17, 2016

This is an excellent book on recognizing and effectively dealing with executive skill weaknesses in teens.

Jul 05, 2014

This is a great read. I'm learning so much about how to approach my teen differently, and that I cannot always assume she knows what I expect.


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Jul 05, 2014

janicemilliman thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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