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Dec. 11, 2016. Book Show and Signing, Roscoes Pizzeria,
7040 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD. 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Dec. 17, 2016. Book Exhibit and signing at the
40th Anniversary Celebration of The Writers Center, Bethesda, MD. 12 to 6 p.m.

Mar. 25, 2017. The Writing Roller Coaster, Annual Conference, Maryland Writers Association. See www.marylandwriters.org

Dr. McIntire is available to speak on parenting topics at meetings and conferences for parents, teachers, or counselors. Contact him at 410-290-7058 or sumcross@aol.com.


Teenagers & Parents: 12 Steps for a Better Relationship

The long-awaited revised and updated edition of Teenagers and Parents: 12 Steps to a Better Relationship by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire adds discussions of teen addictions to computers, cell phones, and social media while providing the daily advice that parents need. The book has received the "Approved" award from Parents' Choice Foundation.

Practical and easy to read, the book includes tips on communication strategies, social and school skills, substance abuse, and protecting the well-being of the parents themselves. About previous editions, reviewers said:

"Reassuring and enjoyable." - La Leche League

"It helps guide parents to avoid the slammed doors and sulks [by using] techniques that work with teens." - Southern Illinoisan

"Well-written, easily understood practical handbook..." - Kentucky School Counselor Assn.

This practical guide for parents is written from the point of view of a behavior analyst with numerous examples and conversations of family life from the author's counseling experiences and home life with three daughters. Parents have called Dr. McIntire's books "life-savers" in helping them build better relationships with their children.

Dr. McIntire is professor emeritus of psychology (ret.) at the University of Maryland. He served 33 years as teacher, associate dean of undergraduates and research director. The previous edition of Teenagers and Parents (2000) has been published in eight other languages.

ISBN 97809961451943. $18.95. Also available as an e-book at amazon.com and smashwords.com.

New! Staying Cool and In Control

This treasure of practical advice by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire provides the help parents need when they are challenged to keep a steady disposition, manage fair discipline, enjoy the job and stay lovingly close to their children. Parental solutions and strategies are offered through vignettes, dialogues, and examples on every page. Available in print, e-book, and Kindle editions.

This month's tip:   One-ups and Put-downs Don't Help

Put-downs and one-ups disrupt useful family conversation. They give too much attention to winners and losers. Then parents have a tough time getting any information about the temptations and troubles the kids are facing.

Where does shortcut parenting lead? Both parents and teenagers may have verbal habits and attitudes that can turn an otherwise valuable conversation into an argument.

Put-downs are a tempting parenting shortcut to get Mom's point across, but they are often too vague and personal. For example, vague complaints are sometimes triggered by a particular infraction, "Only ignorant people use that language." Of course he knows you're talking about a particular (usually four-letter) word, but, for impact, this parental objection is expressed as an insult of the whole person.

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Comments from Reviewers

About Teenagers & Parents: 10 Steps for a Better Relationship:

(Also published in Brazil, Germany, Korea, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia.)

"Reassuring and enjoyable." - La Leche League

"It helps guide parents to avoid the slammed doors and sulks [by using] techniques that work with teens." - Southern Illinoisan

"Well-written, easily understood practical handbook..." - Kentucky School Counselor Assn.

About Raising Your Teenager:

"Raising Your Teenager is a useful resource for any parent feeling they are in over their head with their teen." - Small Press Bookwatch

"?chapter I liked the most is ?Loving and Liking your kids'?.this book does a very thorough job of tackling most subjects that are important to our kids?.I was refreshed to see someone who had put all of this information into one book and is making it available for parents to access." - Christ Goforth, bookdads.com

"The book was filled with so many valuable resources, and the chapters are so easy to read. Each section was filled with nuggets that any parent would be glad to have in their metaphorical toolbelt."  - Dad of Divas Reviews

"Immensely helpful and easy to read, with lots of cross-cultural relevance." - Dr. Lucy Y. Steihnitz, Regional Technical Advisor for Children and Families (Africa)

"Raising Your Teenager is an invaluable guidebook?whether you are a first-time pre-teen parent or a veteran." - Wendy Summer, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

About Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Parents of Children 2-12:

"Outstanding." - Parent Council, Ltd.

"[McIntire] learned his lessons well and passes along his knowledge in a lively and readable book...filled with practical answers for all the common problems." - Bookviews.

About Raising Good Kids in Tough Times:

(Also published in Korea and Thailand.)

"These are the habits parents need for confidence and the ones that can help in moments of trouble." - Dr. Donald Pumroy, Founder of Assn for Behavior Change; Prof. Emeritus, Univ. of MD.

Dr. Roger McIntireParenting tips provided by our expert Dr. Roger McIntire, father of three and author of nine parenting books, including Raising Good Kids in Tough Times, and Enjoy Successful Parenting. Be sure to check out his blog, ParentSuccess with Dr. McIntire for new and updated tips!

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