Parenting Time with a Teenager

When the Parent Wants the Time and the Teen Does Not

Booklets pertaining to visitation resistance involving teenagers.

Josh's parents are divorced. His mother, the non-custodial parent, has plans to spend time with him. Josh's reluctance to be with her is perplexing and upsetting for everyone.

A variety of complex issues and painful feelings can develop when a teenager resists spending time with his or her non-custodial parent. Parenting Time with a Teenager addresses these many issues. It includes a brief graphic novel depicting a scenario in which a non-custodial parent (a mother) is devastated by her son’s disinterest in spending time with her; the teenaged son is annoyed because his mother’s desire to spend time with him interferes with his lifestyle; and the custodial parent (the father) feels caught in the middle.

Parenting Time with a Teenager is comprised of three booklets, one edition each for the custodial parent, non-custodial parent, and teen. Each edition contains the same graphic novel (with an additional page added to the teen edition,) but each also includes information specific to the particular edition. The issues addressed by the booklets are explored from the vantage points of the teen, the custodial parent, and the non-custodial parent. Practical suggestions are also offered to assist each family member in their management of this complicated situation.

Availability: Please contact Dr. Sherry Henig (516) 933-9758 if you would like to purchase one or more of these booklets.