Dr. John Duffy Helps Single Moms with Out-of-Control Kids

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On today's Steve Harvey, The Available Parent author Dr. John Duffy will share insightful tips on how to deal with misbehaving children as a single mother.

Dr. John Duffy, author of The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens

A healthy dose of optimism and lots of practical suggestions.—Publishers Weekly

Dr. John Duffy, the parenting expert who authored The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens, will appear on today's Steve Harvey to help single moms deal with out-of-control kids. Dr. Duffy, whose sound advice on parental monitors on teen driving was recently featured on Time.com, shares tips and tricks that every mother can use in raising their sometimes-unruly kids.

What people are saying about The Available Parent (also available on Audible):

"A healthy dose of optimism and lots of practical suggestions." —Publishers Weekly

"Dr. Duffy provides a clear, straightforward, doable answer for parents: Stay in touch! —Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, author of 1-2-3 Magic and Surviving Your Adolescents

The Available Parent:

Imagine what it would be like if healthy conversations replaced angry outbursts or petulant silence. Using the techniques in The Available Parent, parents can begin to enjoy a healthy, satisfying, new kind of relationship with their teenager—one based on a foundation of radical optimism, rather than fear-based control. At a time when many "helicopter parents" micromanage and under-appreciate their children, Dr. Duffy's step-by-step guide is an innovative approach to taking care of teens and tweens; it's the available parent that fosters an extraordinary teenager.

Inside this book:
♦ How to understand the adolescent mind.
♦ What teen rebellion is really about.
♦ How to build a child's self-esteem and confidence.
♦ How to create a successful behavioral contract.

Dr. 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. Dr. Duffy's highly satisfied clients include Sears, Allstate, General Electric, Household Financial, Exxon Mobil, Accenture, Bank of America and Hewitt Associates. The Duffy family lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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