Wit's End Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen (Paperback)
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|Sue Scheff turned to a therapeutic boarding school for solutions to her out-of-control teenage daughters behavior problems. Wits End is the story of how her attempt at saving her troubled teen turned into a nightmare and includes the program that she now implements to consult other parents who are at wits end through her national organization Parents Universal Resource Experts (PURE).|
From the Publisher:
A true story tells about a mother who, after realizing the damage done to her daughter upon returning home from a disciplinary educational institution, created an advocacy group to work through the problems of at-risk teenagers and found a way to reconnect with her rebellious daughter using proper methods based on love and understanding. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Plain Talk and Straight Answers for Parents of Troubled Teens
Wit's End is the shockingly gripping story of how Sue Scheff, a parent of a formerly troubled teen, turned her mistakes--and her relationship with her daughter--around. This highly practical and prescriptive book calls upon Scheff's personal experiences with finding help for her daughter. It includes the same advice that Scheff offers parents through her internationally recognized organization Parents' Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.)--an advocacy group that draws parents together and helps them find ways to protect their children from destructive influences by educating them about the issues their family faces and creating a safe environment to revive familial bonds.
Using the same criteria P.U.R.E. uses to research residential treatment centers and other teen-help programs around the world, Wit's End provides positive, prescriptive help for families who want to put their children on the road to a safe, healthy, happy, and independent adulthood.
Wit's End is a much-needed guide--written by a parent who has been there--that helps parents navigate the choices and methods available to them and their child. It serves as an action plan that empowers parents--and their children--toward healing.
Customer Reviews of Wit's End
Interesting Story, Fantastic Advice7/1/2008
This is almost like two good books in one. Don't pick up this book for its literary style; however, the stories that Sue Scheff shares about herself and her daughter are moving to say the least. While the stories are terrifying, the end is very motivating and reassuring. The advice that the author offers in the second portion of the book may be the most valuable part. Her insight into the industry and options available to parents is invaluable.
This book could literally save your teen's life5/27/2008
Sue Scheff is the mother of a troublesome teen and has experience with the exact issues that she writes about. The first half of the book is a clear explanation of her personal experiences as well as those of her daughter (now a successful adult). This section of the book is very interesting and gives Scheff a lot of clout when writing on this topic. The second half of the book is an outline of different options available to parents with troublesome teens. Through her experience as a parent as the head of P.U.R.E., Scheff has an insightful view into this topic. If you are a parent and feel that your teen is out of control and you don't know what else to do, this book is a must read!