Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride
Acton, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2007
ChangeWorks Publishing, the publisher of the nationally acclaimed "Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride" book for parents of teenagers, announced today the re-launch of their parenting information website. Located at http://www.PleaseStoptheRollercoaster.com, the upgraded site enhances parents' ability to access the vast resources on the site and provides the opportunity for two-way communication with Sue Blaney, author of the "Please Stop the Rollercoaster!" book and programs. Users can interact through a new parenting teenagers blog, a "What's Your Question?" feature where parents provide input to drive content and program development, and new tele-seminar and podcast programs.
Named after ChangeWorks' flagship product, book-program "Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride," and hosted by author Sue Blaney, http://www.PleaseStoptheRollercoaster.com offers informative articles, tips and tele-seminars that are specially developed to meet the needs of parents of teenagers and the professionals and parent leaders who work with them. Topics include discussions about "helicopter parenting," improving communication with your teen, how to keep teens from engaging in risky behavior, how to handle your teen lying, finding the appropriate parent involvement levels in your teen's schooling, and managing parent stress.
"Spring Celebrations Invite Risky Behavior," an article highlighted on the site, offers a check list for parents to assess their teen's likelihood to engage in risky behavior, along with specific actions parents can take to keep their teens safe.
Sue Blaney, founder of Changeworks Publishing says, "Most parents of teenagers at one time or another feel stressed about their teens … parents may deal with their teens shutting them out, lying, experimenting with risky behavior, having friends they don't like…and more. My website, book and program offers information for parents to help them in a way that enhances their relationship with their teenager. I don't tell parents what to do because they already are the experts on their own children; I help them build on that in the context of their own value system."
Blaney's "Please Stop the Rollercoaster!" program has initiated parenting discussion groups across the country since its launch in 2004. "Parents are particularly grateful when they connect with other parents and learn they are not facing these issues alone," she said. "Parents of teens often tell me they are lacking confidence and feeling alone. So they can now gain knowledge and connections right on my website, as well as by joining a parent discussion group in their community."
The launch of the new Please Stop the Rollercoaster.com site coincides with the introduction of the Jewish Leader's Guide and Program Manual for the Please Stop the Rollercoaster! parent discussion group program. Now offering three different leader's guides, a Christian Leader's Guide, Jewish Leader's Guide, and a secular version for middle Schools, high Schools, and others, the program is available for use in a variety of settings where parents of teens connect and learn together.
About ChangeWorks Publishing
Founded by Sue Blaney, ChangeWorks Publishing delivers programs and products that educate, empower and connect parents of teenagers and those who work with them. Sue Blaney is the author of the nationally acclaimed "Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride," a parent discussion group program in a book. Additionally, Changeworks Publishing has developed corresponding Leader's Guides for parents and professionals who run secular, Christian and Jewish "Rollercoaster Parenting Groups" across the United States. Other "rollercoaster" programs include tele-seminars, leader training and a parenting blog at http://www.Pleasestoptherollercoaster.com. As a communications specialist and the parent of two teenagers, Ms. Blaney speaks frequently to parents, educators, and other professionals about parenting issues, improving communications, increasing parent involvement and creating parent discussion groups.