What I've Learned from Your Kids
Imagine you are a fly on the wall while your son vents to a confidant his frustrations about school, struggles with the urge and availability of sex, or when he confesses that he's been getting high during the hour between when he gets home from school and you get home from work. How much would you pay to hear the unadulterated truth about your influence on your child's decision making? Many parents fall short in having the desired outcome in their children because they aren't given the advantage of disclosure. This book, What I've Learned from Your Kids, is a diary of confessions direct from the usually tight-lipped teens and the interpretation of their behavior by someone who sees them every day.
Dr. Craig Dossman, the clinic director of a sports medicine office in Downtown Long Beach, California, is a team doctor for Long Beach Polytechnic High School athletic program as well as other schools in Southern California. He has the benefit of being a caregiver and confidant to hundreds of young people. His energy and rapport with the teens he works with, most of them athletes from inner city neighborhoods, is unmatched. To his patients he is both doctor and friend.
With unapologetic candor, Dr. Dossman (or "Doc" he is known by most) delivers the truth about the effect parents are having on their teens. Neglect, single parenthood, sex, and the like are discussed with the intent to inform and transform the parent – child relationship. He acts as a voice for this generation, all with diverse issues, yet common solutions. He shows you what you can do to make things better for our future.
Are you tired of parenting self-help books ridden with fancy psychological speech difficult to decipher or highly opinionated and biased writing? What I've Learned from Your Kids, offers straight talk from the source, young people. Dr. Dossman is the voice speaking for them in this book. Dr. Dossman acts as a representative and delivers a passionate dissertation of straight talk, true stories, and commentary direct from today's youth.
Learn how to:
- Take steps to reach your child right where they are and avoid the common pitfalls;
- Get your child to talk about their intimate thoughts and tell you how they really feel;
- Have greater insight into your teen's behavior;
- Become cognizant of how your behavior affects your teen's academic achievement, relationships, and potential for long-term success;
- Get the answers to confounding behavioral issues seen in your teens;
- Gain a new understanding and appreciation for your teen;
- Give teens a voice that won't be hindered by judgment or fear of consequence;
- Fill in the gaps often found in the communication between parents and teens.