Boulder, CO, April 27, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Wovenwords Press is pleased to announce the publication of Mark Andreas’ second book, "Waltzing with Wolverines: finding connection and cooperation with troubled teens." Andreas is an NLP trainer and coach for parents of teenagers, and his new book is drawn from his two years of hands-on experience working with troubled teens in a wilderness therapy program in Colorado. In the book Andreas shares countless direct examples of how he worked successfully with difficult teens, as well as 48 tools you can use to be just as effective yourself.
Donald Samson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Juniper Ridge Community School in Grand Junction, CO, ordered a copy of "Waltzing with Wolverines" for every teacher at his school. “Our teachers, in particular the special education staff, are wildly enthusiastic about 'Waltzing with Wolverines,'” Samson says. “Every one of us who has spent time in the classroom can relate to the encounters Andreas relates. After reading 'Waltzing with Wolverines,' teachers felt 'seen' and also view Andreas’ book as a source book for working with dicey situations. Whether parent, caregiver or education professional, we are all faced with the dilemma and challenge of how to get children to do what we want them to do. We try all of the usual strategies when requesting no longer works: coaxing, urging, insisting, bribing, threatening, force. It is an escalation we are all familiar with, and it is never satisfying. In 'Waltzing with Wolverines,' Andreas has given us an outstanding 'field manual' for how to replace ineffective outer authority by developing an inner authority and a human connection with the children in our care. Although it is written in the context of working with troubled teens, it is a book I recommend to every parent, every children's caregiver, every teacher and educational professional. Through these lessons we can learn to connect with children in a manner that respects them and still supports the adult in upholding the outcome that is in the child's best interests. Children are always asking us through their behavior to 'show up,' not just tell them what to do. This books leads us to our own inner development so we can meet children in that authentic place where true connection is possible.”
Educators can contact Wovenwords Press at 303-810-9611 for information about the Educator’s discount on bulk orders of "Waltzing with Wolverines."
"A great deal has changed for the teenager of today,” Andreas says. “Only a generation ago our children grew up in a culture of authority that may have been rigid, but at least everyone understood the rules and in that sense it worked. Since then there has been an understandable backlash against the limitations of such traditional authority, but in many cases we’ve swung too far in the other direction, replacing authoritarianism with a lack of appropriate boundaries. Yet many parents and teachers find themselves caught between these two undesirable options without knowing what to do instead. 'Waltzing with Wolverines' shows exactly how I developed true connection and cooperation with very difficult teens, and how I had a lot of fun in the process!”
Whether you are a youth leader, a teacher, a parent, or working with teens in any capacity, the principles in "Waltzing with Wolverines" will teach you everything you need to know about working with teens, such as:
• How to avoid ever getting into a power control battle with a teen
• How to set effective boundaries that can’t be broken
• How to gain genuine respect from teens
• How to have lots of fun during the entire process
"Waltzing with Wolverines" is available on Amazon.com in both ebook (save 80% today only) and paperback formats.