When Scott Wooding decided to write a book on raising teenagers, he did what very few experts in the field of family relationships, he asked the teens themselves — hundreds of them, age 12 to 16
When Scott Wooding decided to write a book on raising teenagers, he did what very few experts in the field of family relationships, he asked the teens themselves — hundreds of them, age 12 to 16 — for help.
From a teenager's perspective, what are the characteristics of an ideal parent? Dr. Scott Wooding, a practicing psychologist and counselor, asked his junior high school students just this question. Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me, contains lively, informal and frank answers from real teens giving their views on issues of prime importance to them: clothing, homework, music, friends, and curfew, among others. Teens tell what they like and dislike about how parents treat them and define the twelve characteristics they feel make an ideal parent.
In Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me, parents will learn how to effectively:
- Assert their parental authority without an all-out war,
- Set rules and establish consequences for violations,
- Develop channels of open communication with their teenagers,
- Understand and support their teens,
- Work through difficulties while building stronger relationships with their teens.
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G. Scott Wooding
A counselor and teacher for more than 25 years, Dr. G. Scott Wooding — 'Doc' to his students, holds and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Genetics from the University of Guelph.