How To Use The Book
Dr. Houle wrote his book in a way that allows you a choice in how to use the program.
You could read the book in the standard manner, starting from the first chapter in Section I and reading through to the last chapter in Section II.
Or you could use this book as a manual by first reading Section II and putting the program into effect immediately.
Then you may want to read Section I while your program is in operation.
In Section I (Chapters 1 through 7), you will learn about your teenager and his or her psychological makeup, your teenager’s problem and how it is displayed.
The section continues with a discussion about you and your relationship with your teenager.
Section I also presents the rationale for applying the Houle Relationship Approach to problem behavior.
Section II (Chapters 8 through 15) presents methods for correcting your teenager’s problematic behavior.
It shows you how to change behavior by guiding you through the steps for implementing the Parent Point Program.
Section I Your Teenager, Your Teenager’s Behavior, Your Relationship with Your Teenager]
Chapter 1 Your Teenager: Once a Child
Chapter 2 Behavior and Your Teenager
Chapter 3 What Your Teenager Does
Chapter 4 What Your Teenager Says
Chapter 5 Our World of Relationships
Chapter 6 Relationships and Rules
Chapter 7 Discipline, Discipline Problems and the Houle Relationship Approach
Section II How to Change Your Teenager’s Behavior
Chapter 8 Avoiding the Discussion Trap
Chapter 9 How to Motivate Your Teenager (Read an excerpt from this chapter)
Chapter 10 Connecting Rules and Responsibilities to Privileges
Chapter 11 Presenting the Parent Point Program to Your Teenager
Chapter 12 Adjusting the Parent Point Program
Chapter 13 School Problems and the Parent Point Program
Chapter 14 Phasing out the Parent Point Program
Chapter 15 Two More Techniques