• Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers


    by Michael Riera, PhD


    Want some down to earth and practical advice from someone who has worked with Marin County students?  This may be just what you are looking for.


    Michael Riera was Dean of Students at Marin Academy.  He gives easy to understand advice on a broad range of topics, such as:


    • Communicating with your teen
    • Giving your teen time to decompress
    • Not taking your teen’s emotions personally
    • Setting limits and boundaries
    • Allowing for natural consequences
    • Sex, romance, drugs, parties
    • TV, music and computers
    • Sports and extra curriculars
    • Divorce, remarriage and blended families
    • Parent Mental Health


    Published prior to the age of YouTube and IPods, this book may not cover every topic, but it covers a lot and does it well.  Riera has some very effective strategies for staying sane throughout your child’s adolescent years.



    Last modified on 8/14/09, by Sheila R Souder.