Many tens of thousands of parents have used the bestselling Smart but Scattered to teach young kids vital skills for living up to their potential. Now Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson apply their groundbreaking approach to the unique challenges of adolescence. Despite high intelligence, teens with executive skills deficits can be frustratingly disorganized, distractible, forgetful, and moody—leaving worried parents torn between micromanaging and throwing up their hands. This positive guide gives parents step-by-step strategies for promoting teens’ independence by helping them get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses. Drs. Guare and Dawson—joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself—present proven tools, vivid stories, and insightful tips for reducing parent–teen conflicts.
Parents of teens who have difficulties with time management, self-control, and other executive skills; also of interest to mental health professionals and educators.