NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 24 Dr. Jerry Weichman -- apopular Newport Beach based teen psychologist, parenting expert andmotivational speaker -- today announced the publication of How to Deal, hisfirst book for young adults. The book, which was pre-ordered by various schooladministrators throughout Orange County, follows Dr. Weichman through hispersonal struggles while giving readers practical tools and advice for dealingwith the challenges of being a teenager today.
"Sex, drugs and alcohol, stress, social drama and extraordinary academicpressure -- being a teenager is harder than ever. Teens today are facing adultpressures and issues on a daily basis. Especially with access to the Internet,cell phones and two-ways, teens are exposed to -- and are expected to keep upwith -- a constant stream of adult information," said Jerry Weichman, Ph.D.,author of How to Deal. "As teens struggle to define who they are, they oftendemand the freedom and responsibility of being an adult, when they really needand crave structure. The frustration of being caught between childhood andadulthood causes many teens to act out by rebelling against parents, teachersand other adults in their lives. The goal of How to Deal is to give teens afresh perspective and arm them with the practical tools they need to make itthrough high school and become healthy, happy adults."
Dr. Weichman's vibrant personality and his ability to speak to teens intheir own language are largely responsible for his effectiveness, popularityand the cult-like following he has gathered since opening a private practicein Newport Beach during 2005. Dr. Weichman is expected to release a parentingcompanion book to How to Deal in late 2008.
About Dr. Jerry Weichman
A practicing clinical psychologist based in Newport Beach, California, Dr.Weichman has dedicated his career to connecting with teens and helping themdevelop interpersonal, intrapersonal and academic skills that will help themprepare for their adult lives. Dr. Weichman's personal style, insight and"Tool Belt" presentation have been wildly popular at Junior High and HighSchools all over Los Angeles and Orange County as well as at numerousparenting and educator conferences. For more information about Dr. JerryWeichman, or to order a copy of "How to Deal" visit:http://drjerryweichman.com/index.html or http://www.lulu.com/content/2477913.
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