THE ADOLESCENT OWNER'S MANUAL BY DR DAVID LAING DAWSON MD FRCP(C)
"Dawson's understated sense of humor translates well to text. While
there are a plethora of books available on parenting teens, his
to-the-pointness recommends this for busy readers." Library Journal
It "delivered what I needed to read in spades" Acting Balanced Website
Your goal as a parent, Dawson says, should be to get your adolescent child into adulthood,
alive, healthy, preferably educated and skilled, without a major drug
problem or criminal record or pregnancy. Anything more is icing
and a pleasure to behold.
And, this book is your support and
encouragement to do the right thing to achieve the above goal.
A highly readable guide for parents of teens
from child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. David Laing Dawson. Readable
because Dawson is also a best selling mystery writer/novelist, film
writer and director. He has the rare ability to make complex and
potentially dull reading entertaining as well instructive.
A former professor of psychiatry at McMaster
University in Hamilton, Canada and the former psychiatrist in chief at
the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, he has been focusing on children,
teens and families for over ten years.
His mystery, Slide in All Direction, has
been described as a cross between an Elmore Leonard mystery and a
Seinfeld episode. Another reviewer called it fiction that's as close to
reality as it gets. His feature film of a young man's descent into
schizophrenia, Cutting for Stone,was featured at the Montreal
International Film Festival and received a Chris Award at the Columbus
(Ohio) International Film and Video Festival. His mysteries have been
translated into seven languages.
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The Adolescent Owner's Manual, 156 pages, ISBN 978-0-9866522-0-2, $15.95 US, distributed by Ingram Books and QBI