Below are overviews of my two recent books.
You Can't Make Me
You are half of the relationship with your teenage child — a half that you may not know very well. Your confidence as a parent will only work properly when you know how your history, attitudes and behaviours really influence the teenager that has to live with you.
This book will help you understand:
• the most common pitfalls of parenting
• the role of rules, regulations and rows
• teenagers’ relationships with each other
• the differences between girls and boys that impact on their teenage years
It’s time not just to wonder about your child growing up but to actively get involved in the excitement of it too. In doing so, and in learning about yourself, you will figure out how to get the best out of your teenager and enjoy these years together.
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health
Issues and Implications for Practice
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health – Issues and Implications for Practice, offers health practitioners, educators and students an introduction to the area of normal and differentiated ageing. The editors and contributors emphasise the notion of “healthy ageing”, and the importance and significance of this concept, as part of the life cycle process. It is argued that for too long there has been a stigma associated with growing old, and one of the aims of this volume is to dispel this stigma and challenge many of the common myths associated with it. One of the key arguments outlined is that older adults and their life experience is the key to the success of future generations. It also aims to remind professionals of the hope, joy and continued opportunity for positive development that can be associated with this phase of life and of their responsibility to comprehensively assess and intervene in a manner that captures this as much as the negative, deficit oriented data that traditionally forms our views of the life and times of older people.
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health was reviewed by 'Therapy Today', February 2012 issue. Please see review below in PDF
Attached document Therapy Today Feb 12 Review of Ryan & Coughlan