Dr Sarah Hughes completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Sarah is the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists, and has 10 years of clinical experience.
Skip the Drama
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Practical, Get-Ahead Strategies to Survive Your Daughter’s Teenage Years
Top specialist clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes delivers new practical, immediate strategies for parents living with potentially difficult, rebellious, or irresponsible teenage daughters. Supported by real-life examples, studies and research into the adolescent brain, Hughes’ solutions will help mothers and fathers grow a stubborn, reckless or challenging teenager into a well-adjusted, respectful, and self-sufficient young woman.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |
Top specialist clinical psychologist delivers new practical, immediate strategies for parents of potentially difficult, rebellious, or irresponsible teenage daughters. Dr Sarah Hughes has modern, helpful advice and tips for every situation, whether your teenage girl is selfish, procrastinating, dieting, on social media, going to parties where there might be drugs and alcohol or just won’t get off her mobile phone. Skip the Drama also covers heavy issues such as depression, sex, body confidence and self harm, so caregivers will be equipped to face any problems that come from living with and parenting a stressful teenager. Supported by real-life examples, studies and the latest research into the adolescent brain, Hughes’ solutions will help mothers and fathers grow a stubborn, reckless or challenging teenager into a well-adjusted, respectful, and self-sufficient young woman.
Good Reading magazine article
“…practical tips on raising teens…” Click here to read.
Blue Wolf Reviews website article
“Each chapter, rather than general conversation, deals with a specific issue. This means that you can instantly access information on the issue that is concerning you. It also means that you don’t have to read the book from cover to cover (although there is a great deal of wisdom imparted.)” Click here to read.
The Today Show and Nine Honey television segments
“The common thread throughout it all is just that teens are starting to come into their own, they’ve got their own thoughts and opinions and they really want to be part of the decision-making process.” – Sarah Hughes in conversation with host Allison Langdon. Click here to view.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper article
“In her new book Skip The Drama, Hughes outlines many of the more common behaviour traits associated with young women, such as being selfish, procrastinating, being a drama queen and moody, and offers practical tips and advice to deal with the behaviour.
She also tackles the more serious issues parents face such as young girls who want to diet and have issues with body image, wanting to have a boyfriend and cutting, or self-harm.” Click here to read.
Southern FM radio segment
“…you have covered just about everything that a worried parent would want to ask.”
Herald Sun newspaper article
“Excessive mobile use is a common source of angst between teens and there parents. In her new book Skip The Drama, clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes says there are right – and wrong – ways to go about setting limits.” Click here to read.
Herald Sun newspaper article
“A new book by clinical psychologist, Dr Sarah Hughes, offers advice on managing arguments over excessive phone use, selfish demands and general lack of respect from teenage girls.” Click here to read.
Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon radio segment
“Clinical psychologist Dr. Sarah Hughes shares practical strategies for parents struggling with challenging teenage daughters.” Click here to read.
School Days Magazine review article
“This book offers help for problems that come from living with and parenting a stressful teenager, including dressing, sex, how dads can be helpful, how to talk to your daughter about drugs and alcohol.”
Click here to read.
Mums At The Table television segment
Featured an extract from Skip The Drama regarding what to do when your child is a procrastinator. Click here to view.
Motherhood – the Real Deal
When my poor old mum had me, let’s just say that there wasn’t much that was done to get my sister and I off on the right foot. Although for health reasons we never did go on to have another child, I know first hand from my own upbringing just how important introducing your child to a new baby is if you want to ensure a happy and healthy relationship between siblings.