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Parents:  How to Use Self-Help Kits to Eliminate your Teen's Misbehavior



Being a parent is considered to be the most satisfying and rewarding role one can have in life. However, it can become agonizing when your adolescent or teen starts exhibiting serious behavior problems, such as truancy, delinquency, unending defiance, abuse of alcohol or drugs etc.

Then the pleasure of parenting rapidly goes away. If you are having these problems with your teen, it doesn't mean you will never be able to go back to your normal life. All you may need is to avail yourself of one of the new self-therapy kits, otherwise known as STKs.

STKs are a type of therapy that focuses on helping you to eliminate or quickly reduce the symptoms of your adolescent's behavioral problems, including truancy, defiance and the abuse of alcohol or drugs. STKs are completely safe and bring you peace of mind.

After all, there are no dangerous side-effects because there are no medicines for you or your kid to take. Your first step is just to browse a selection of Self-Therapy Kits (STKs).

Then select one that will show you step-by-step how to quickly and easily eliminate your kid's self-defeating behaviors. Warning: Your teen and adolescent's misbehavior can turn into a permanent problem, reaching far into adulthood, if you do not apply the tested and proven principles of behavior modification to him or her now.

An STK is professionally designed to give you important behavior assessment skills. It will take you through relevant aspects of your family history, your teen's history, assess options for your teen, then show you how to implement and carry out a thorough but simple behavioral program to bring your adolescent quickly to the straight and narrow.

It will also provide valuable information regarding the application of rewards and consequences-including exactly what rewards and consequences to use.

Some of the ways that an STK will help you to get your teen under control are:

1. The use of daily personal coaching through phone or internet

2. The providing of visual and audio examples of teen misbehavior and the specific solutions to use

3. Expert email consulting to troubleshoot problems when you need it

4. The providing of specific back-up techniques to implement quickly if something goes awry.

These groundbreaking self-help packages for parents, restores appropriateness, power and flexibility to your parenting. STKs use next generation media, including books, MP3s, CDs, DVDs, Email, audio and visual formats; they can make you an expert parent in days!.

STKs fascinating multimedia methods deliver:

1. Direct coaching

2. Targeted information

3. Visual or auditory modeling (showing exactly how it's done)

4. Inventory-taking of available consequences (which ones are available and will work)

5. Discrimination of the best consequences to use in your program from the worst

6. Specific ways to discriminate sound from poor adolescent discipline techniques.

Most teenage behavior problems occur as a result of the use of improper consequences, improper choice of target behavior (You have to pick your battles) or through repetitive stressful crisis-oriented communication, such as shouting, hollering, name-calling, insulting and threatening. When these dysfunctional parenting methods are used, they can lead to outright defiance, substance abuse and anti-social or criminal behavior on the part of teens.

Parenting STKs has led to global improvement in the well-being of both the parent and the child. If you are thinking about the stress that a change in parenting may cause, rest assured that a gradual and systematic introduction of a healthy parenting program will not cause any major adjustment distress. However, initially, you might face a little resistance or some testing for one to two weeks or so.

You don't need to worry about that because the STK will tell you exactly how to deal with it so that it will evaporate quickly.

The following are 2 additional benefits that the use of STKs provide:

1. Refreshing relief from the doubt and anxiety of not knowing what to do about your teen's misbehavior. That's because, depending on the duration of your kids misbehavior and its seriousness, an STK will assist you to quickly devise a specialized behavior program that will bring you immediate relief from the stress, anxiety and panic that your misbehaving adolescent has caused.

2. Early ways to detect the almost hidden budding of a new problem and a remarkable behavioral-consequence inventory to pinpoint exactly what you should do to eliminate it immediately.


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Dr. Mike Shery is a licensed clinical psychologist and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including:  ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Coventry, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna-Allied, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health, PPONext, Private Health Care Systems, Humana-Military and Beech Street .


He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is the director of Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services and is a member of the American Counseling Association.


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