For Parents and Teenagers- Dissolving the Barrier Between You and Your Teen (2003)
by William Glasser, M.D.

Pub. Date: January 2003
Format: Soft Back
Pages: 198
Price: $20.00

"If you are having trouble with your teen, this is the result of a process that's been occurring between you for a long time. To try to better describe this process, I typed the word disconnect into my computer's thesaurus. What popped up were words I'm sure you recognize as you struggle to deal with your teenager; disengaged, separated, uncoupled, disassociated, and withdrawn.

Hasn't every confrontation and disagreement you've been having with your teenager accelerated this process? Is it unreasonable to ask yourself, wouldn't it be better off to do whatever I can to reverse this process? Because, you know as well as I, unless you do something far different from what you're doing now, this disconnection is going to get worse.

In the next chapter, I'll begin to show you some specific strategies for reconnecting with your teen. But first we need to understand how external control is driving both you and your teen's behavior..

- William Glasser.