The Stranger in Your House Book Review

By January 15, 2012Book Reviews

When Your Teenager Becomes the Stranger in Your House by Dr. Gregory L. Jantz and Ann McMurray begins with the enticing words of chapter one “who are you and what have you done with my child?” This book was written to help you better understand your teenager and his or her behavior changes. You’ll learn the difference between normal behaviors you can work with and those behaviors you can’t. You’ll learn how to prepare your child for adulthood while riding the roller coaster of teen emotions. Fasten your seat belt and bring a copy of this book along for the ride!

As you continue to read and rediscover the stranger in your house, you find a variety of subject are discussed, including eating disorders, depression, smoking, drinking or shoplifting. The author brings awareness to the many conditions he encounters in his counseling practice. In chapter eight he helps parents evaluate when and how to get medical treatment for their teenager, and then includes a two-page list of mood medications.By the time you finish the book you’ll have an awareness of how to recognize and treat teenage depression.

Depression has the ability to derail a teenager’s progress toward healthy adulthood while confusing and frustrating parents. With years of experience, Dr. Jantz  answer’s the hard questions about the most critical season of your child’s life:

  • Is this “just a phase,” or is it clinical depression?
  • How do hormones affect my teen’s behavior—and what can I do about it?
  • How can I get help when I see the warning signs of suicidal thoughts?
  • Why does my teenager seem to need me some days and hate me other days?
  • How can I be a source of peace in my child’s life, especially when I feel stormy too?

The Stranger in Your House will help parents to push beyond the closed door that is adolescence and open the door to hope.

About the Author: Dr. Gregg Jantz is the best-selling author of numerous books, including Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, a leading healthcare facility near Seattle that specializes in whole-person care. Jantz has appeared on numerous shows including CNN’s Headline News and the 700 Club. He has been interviewed for CNN.com, as well as the New York Post, the Associated Press, Family Circle, Women’s Day, Yahoo.com and MSNBC.com.

My Amazon Rating 4/5

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received The Stranger in Your House  free from The B & B Media Group and David C Cook as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Click here to find out How to Become A Book Review Blogger.

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