Dr. Cam demystifies adolescence using an artful combination of research, experience, introspection, humor, and actionable advice.
In her fun and interactive style, Dr. Cam unpacks frustrating adolescent behavior and empowers her audience to transform their relationships with their teens and parent with confidence and clarity.
is a developmental psychologist, family coach, certified professional success coach, author, inspirational speaker, teen mentor, and mom of a teenager. She is on a mission to help parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens and change the trajectory of mental health in our country. Dr. Cam distills the interrelated theories and strategies across a gamut of disciplines including psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and leadership to develop the techniques and tools she teaches in her workshops, coaching sessions, and speaking engagements.
During adolescence, when our kids are at their most vulnerable and impressionable, and desperate for our support and acceptance, we tighten our grip or back off out of frustration, fear, and hurt. Dr. Cam walks parents through her 4-step process to rebuild and strengthen their relationship with their teen so they not only survive this phase, they thrive during it.
Attitude, Disrespect, Moodiness, Oh, My! What is going on with our teens? Dr. Cam walks parents through the basics of adolescent brain development, explains WHY teens behave the way they do, and provides effective solutions for parenting teens without losing our sanity.
Dr. Cam also customizes presentations to meet the needs of your group. Topics can be delivered as keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions, or retreats.
Here's what parents have to say about the book...
I wish I could have this book scribed in my mind so when situations with our kids come up I'd always be prepared!
Power phrases is a great resource for any parent. It gives you the tools and wording you need to handle all that comes up in the life of your teen (and even preteens).
The author breaks it down in an organized way which makes finding the help you seek more manageable. For each topic there are
1. Power Phrases (like "we seem to be working against each other rather than together. What can I do to change that? ").
2. Did you know? (Which gives you a little tid bit on the latest study or research )
3. Talking Tip (for parents) like 6 ways to teach teens to "learn to earn"
4. Quick Trick
5. Related Chapters (which refer to other chapters in the book that you can reference)
This would be a great gift for any parent.
As a mother of 4, in a house full of teenagers, I appreciate this book! It is full of useful, practical information and suggestions and is helpful with the navigation of the Mars vs. Venus communication styles that can exist between parents and teens. The suggested phrases are helpful to foster improved communication and ultimately help to encourage a respectful relationship and home environment. By reading it in advance and becoming familiar with the power phrases it is then easier to reflect back on and keep your cool when the teens challenge you...and they will challenge you! The book is organized in a way that makes it easy to find specific topics, contracts, and suggested power phrases. I will be referring back to this book and am having my husband read it as well!
Super handy book with more than 200 pages of phrases that parents can use to better connect, motivate, and get along with teens. The book includes sample "contracts" for mobile phones agreements, household responsibilities, Internet use, etc.
To put this in context though, parents should have some type of training with a counselor or family group to be able to effectively use the phrases offered here. We've all experienced what happens when words are twisted and the resources here get the best results when spoken with kindness, patience, and understanding.
This covers puberty, bullying, sex, technology, violence, religion, lying, and so much more. Well done, Dr. Caswell!