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"The teenage years don't have to be defined by conflict. Dial Down the Drama gives moms practical solutions grounded in neuroscience that transform the eye rolls and one-word answers into healthy relationships with their daughters. I highly recommend it." (Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Mother Daughter Soul

One moment, your daughter is fun-loving and energetic - a pleasure to be around. The next, she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. 

Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor - a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. 

Authored by a popular family therapist, Dial Down the Drama reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you: 

  • Regain perspective 
  • Break the cycle of conflict 
  • Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama 
  • Foster spontaneous conversations 
  • Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior 
  • Appreciate her for who she is now - a wonderful work in progress 
  • Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action 
  • Forge a healthy and lasting bond together

Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama - and dial up the joy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Colleen O'Grady (P)2019 AMACOM

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  • 13-02-2020

Very useful!

I have 12 year old daughter, it’s quite challenging to deal with her mood swings and the stubborn unwillingness to cooperate when I least expect it. This book gave me an insight in a different way of parenting and making me realize that I’m not a bad mom , that it’s only the life’s challenges make it look that way, it gives me hope that our relationship has a better future.

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  • 31-03-2021

Nice

I'm glad I listened to this book. Very knowledgeable and gives many helpful tips on how to solve many problems with your teenage daughter without harming you or your daughter.

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  • mhpaget
  • 14-11-2020

My parenting bible

A font of wisdom. I feel like it was written for me! Lots of insight and very helpful practical advice, especially during those high conflict seasons with teen girls. It has helped me to be such a much better parent. And a happier one. Have read it several times.

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  • AA
  • 10-07-2020

VERY AUTHENTIC!

I can relate! I’m glad I’m not alone in this! This is very real & current! Great book!

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  • Joelle Leisure
  • 20-02-2020

Truly a lifesaver of a book

This book is by far the most insightful and the most impactful parenting book I've ever read. Raising a teenager isn't easy and as a parent you often feel lost or hopeless but this book helped to keep things into perspective, give me skills on better ways to respond, and gave me a greater understanding of what my daughter is going through as a teen. I feel so much more equipped as a parent now.

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