Friday, February 17, 2017
My Teenage Zombie
Resurrecting the Undead Adolescent in Your Home
by David L. Henderson, MD
About the Book:
Zombies are not just found in horror movies, sometimes they’re lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn by their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by a helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide their teens -- especially when they find themselves facing personal midlife crises, battling some of the same struggles they've witnessed in their kids.
In My Teenage Zombie, board-certified psychiatrist and medical doctor David L. Henderson explains the parts of a teenage zombie (brain, heart, and spirit), how teenagers got into this undead state, and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real-life examples of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.
Discover how to:
Understand the Nature of a Teenage Zombie
Face the Anxiety of Confronting a Teenage Zombie
Resurrect Your Teenage Zombie to a Life Worth Living
If you are the parent of an undead adolescent, there is hope for you and your child. Or maybe you have children who are not yet adolescents. It’s never too early to prepare for the challenges that await you. Either way, stay calm and start resurrecting zombies!
Parents need a sense of humor to handle the many crises that come with parenting, and comparing teenagers to zombies is certainly a fun way to get parents to pick up this book. But, humor aside, My Teenage Zombie is a serious book about how to get your teenagers back on track when they lack motivation, direction, or determination. In this book, Dr. Henderson explains why today's teens are more likely to suffer from these issues, shares how parents can overcome their fears in addressing them, and provides practical advice, examples and, best of all, hope for parents who are raising "undead adolescents"!
Dr. David Henderson is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and speaker. He is the founder and president of Four Stones Collaborative, a mental health consulting practice in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for Drug Prevention Resources, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse. For more information, visit his website at www.drdavidhenderson.com.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through my link.