“An effective way of uniting parents to square off against the youngsters’ own powerful peer group that endorses drugtaking and rebelliousness.”—Time
Thousands of parents are finding new hope in dealing with rebellious teenagers through Toughlove, a self-help program which has grown to over eight hundred groups throughout the United States and Canada in less than six years. Now, for the first time in book form, the founders tell how Toughlove works.
“You need Toughlove if you feel helpless and unable to cope with your teenagers’ behavior or if you feel victimized by them, disappointed in yourself as a parent, guilty because you think you have done a rotten job and are frightened bythe potential for violence in yourself and your children. . . . Remember, you have the right to a night’s sleep without where your kid is—or being awakened by a phone call from the police or a hospital or a drunk teenager who’s stranded somewhere.”—Ann Landers
About Phyllis York
Phyllis York is the author of Toughlove and the coauthor of Toughlove Solutions. Her trouble with her own adolescent daughter sparked… More about Phyllis York
About Ted Wachtel
Ted Wachtel is the author of Dreaming of a New Reality: How Restorative Practices Reduce Crime and Violence, Improve Relationships… More about Ted Wachtel
About David York
David York was the coauthor, along with his wife Phyllis, of Toughlove Solutions. He died in 2007.