National Parenting Expert Dr. John Duffy Gives Halloween Advice

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Halloween can be an exciting time and a scary time for parents. Along with common sense, here are some tips for having a fun and safe Halloween.

The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens

Any parent with any child—no matter what age—should read and learn from this book.
—Eileen Norris, coauthor of You: The Smart Patient

Dr. John Duffy, author of The Available Parent, is Steve Harvey's parenting expert on NBC, appearing nationally. Dr. Duffy discusses every possible concern for families, including the question of how much freedom children should have, especially around Halloween. Dr. Duffy gives Tips for Overprotective Parents and Advice on Letting Go. Some of these tips include:
Let go of what you are willing to let go of, and
Ease into letting your child have more privileges

Dr. Duffy also offers advice on Creating a Family Constitution, Dealing with Technology, and how to deal with Boomerang Children.

JOHN DUFFY is a clinical psychologist and certified life coach with a thriving private practice in the Chicago area. Dr. Duffy works with both teens and adults and specializes in helping parents maximize satisfaction and minimize conflict in their relationships with their teenagers. In addition to clinical work, Duffy also consults with individuals, groups and corporations in a number of areas, including Emotional Intelligence, stress management, balancing work and family, conflict resolution, goal-setting and the power of thoughts in bringing about change.

Have you ever been bewildered by the changes in your child and your sudden lack of effectiveness as a parent? When hugs and family fun have been replaced by silence, slamming doors and an ever-changing array of moods, you need new tools. Top teen expert Dr. John Duffy has encountered all of this and more in his family counseling practice and offers excellent advice, clear strategies and teen-tested solutions in The Available Parent.

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