Parenting Teens
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A. Introduction

Raising teenagers can be a challenging but rewarding task, and by employing certain skills and tactics, parents can foster an environment in which their teenagers stay safe, show respect, and keep in touch. Intended to help parents or caregivers interested in improving their parenting and communication skills, this pathfinder focuses on materials available through the Metropolitan Library System and also includes some resources such as Internet websites and community resources.

B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers   
Search the library system catalog using these subject headings or browse the shelf numbers:
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Fathers and Daughters
  • Parent and Teenager
  • Parenthood
  • Parenting
  • Mothers and Daughters
  • Mothers and Sons
  • Teenage Boys
  • Teenage Girls
  • Teenagers
  • 305.235 - Sociology of Young People
  • 306.874 - Parent-Child Relationship
  • 306.8742 - Father-Child Relationship
  • 306.8743 - Mother-Child Relationship
  • 649.125 - Home Care of Adolescents
  • 649.65 - Sex Education of Children in the Home
C. Frequently Mentioned Texts
I'd listen to my parents if they'd just shut up: what to say and not say when parenting teen. by Wolf, Anthony E. Shelf Number: 649.125/W8532i
Teenage as a second language: a parent's guide to becoming bilingual. Adams Media, c2010 by Greenberg, Barbara and Jennifer A Powell-Lunder. Shelf Number: 649.125/G7985t
What are they thinking?! the straigh facts about the risk-taking, social-networking, still-developing teen brain. W.W. Nortn & Co. c2-13 by White, Aaron M. Shelf Number: 649.125/W5821w
Parenting a teen girl: a crash course on conflict, communication & connection with your teenage daughter. New Harbinger Publ c2012 by Hemmen, Lucie. Shelf Number: 649.133/H489p
Surviving your child's adolescence: how to understand, and even enjoy, the rocky road to independence. Jossey-Bass / Wiley, c2013. by Pickhardt, Carl E., 1939- . Shelf Number: 649.125/P5975s
Mental health disorders in adolescents: a guide for parents, teachers, and professionals. Rutgers Univ. Press c2011 by Hazen, Eric P . Shelf Number: 616.890083/H4298m
D. General References, e.g. Guides, Encyclopedia, or Dictionaries   

Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook Shelf Number: 305.23/OK41o

E. Magazines or Newspapers
F. Internet Resources
  • ParentFurther- Provides assistance to families and educators in maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy.
  • For Parents Only - Provides a specialized search engine connecting parents and information.
  • Storknet - Parenting Teens - More articles and advice from parents who have survived or are currently coping with the teenage years.
H. For Further Research
  • Family Builders, (405) 232-8226
  • Parents Assistance Center, Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-522-3511
  • Planned Parenthood Association, Counseling and Guidance Services, (405) 528-2157
  • Oklahoma State Department of Human Services, (405) 521-2778
  • Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, (405) 271-4700 
  • Oklahoma Parents as Teachers (405) 521-3346
  • Parent Promise, (405) 587-0360
Prepared by J. Hausburg and R. Banks
Updated March 2013