You have read this far because you care, and that means there’s hope. Please read the testimonials on these pages, many from highly qualified experts. Ask yourself what the options are.

“In this book, Darryl details for us the essential issues of adolescence and the incredible experience for the teenager, the parents and the whole family….Identity with independence, but connection, what a great formula for living.

I recommend this book to all families that want to look at these crucial issues. It is an informative text, but elaborated in a warm and very human way.”

John G. McManus, Chief Psychologist, Corporate Health Services, New South Wales, Australia

“Dr Cross has created a distinctly practical and reassuring book that parents will benefit from immensely. The book includes a wealth of suggestions, ideas and specific actions that may need to be taken by parents to help them better understand situations from the teenager’s perspective and respond to them.

Parents of teenagers will appreciate not only the real-life stories and their explanations, but practitioners too would be wise to absorb the thinking and approach that has been adopted, because the book is a lesson in clarity, simplicity of writing style and contains some humour too.

This book is a MasterClass on teenage issues and hence parents and counsellors should have a copy to hand and refer to it whenever the need arises.”

Geoff Carter, Business Success Consultant, County Kerry, Ireland

“Thank you Darryl for a book that has been my ray of hope when I have felt at a loss of knowing the best way to handle various situations I have had to confront with my teenage daughter.

Your book is written in such conversational sound and practical language it is like I am receiving great insight whilst sitting down having a coffee.

It is a book that I keep coming back to as the need arises and would strongly encourage any parent of a teenager whether that teenager presents as challenging or not to get hold of it.”

Jacqui Banham, Aged-Care Consultant, South Australia, Australia

“It’s a must read for parents of teenagers. It is full of insights and practical suggestions to help you survive those tumultuous years.”

Dr Terri Ano, Managing Director, Pegasus Partners, Washington, USA

“There are plenty of times that you feel inadequate as a parent of a teenager and there are not many places that you can turn to for help and advice. Dr Darryl Cross’s book, “Teenager Trouble-Shooting” is one such place. It offers lots of helpful hints about parenting adolescents and they’re presented in a very readable way. Although you can easily read this book from cover to cover, it’s set out in such a way that it’s easy to find guidance on specific issues. Dr Cross has distilled his reading and his professional experience into one easy-to-follow instruction manual for all parents. There’s even a Frequently Asked Questions chapter!”

Viano Jaksa, Chairman, St Paul’s College Board, South Australia, Australia

“Being second time around parents…I marvel at the question – how did our first two survive the growing up of their parents? Darryl’s communicative style will have first time parents finding comfort and direction as they try out their un-tested parenting skills, and not so new parents nodding their head in agreement as they relate from past experiences. Thank you Darryl for supporting parents in such a critical life function, raising our children, that we so often must learn by trial and error.”

Richard B. Kendall, Principal, Gordon, Hughes & Banks, LLP, Business Advisory Services, Golden, Colorado, USA

“This is the kind of book that school principals would wish that many of their parents would read and act on. It contains a wealth of practical experience about how to manage adolescents. There is nothing theoretical about this book and it covers nitty-gritty areas that parents often ask about. I wish this book had been around years ago.”

Chris McCabe, Principal, Xavier College, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

“My children are now in their 20’s – I wish I’d had this book 10 years ago! Clear, concise and comforting strategies to help parents and teens through both the difficult and rewarding years.”

Noel Guilford, Business Consultant, Guilford Consulting, Balderton, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom

“This book is in effect a coaching manual for parents. The pointers provided to effective parenting represent much more than a “pep talk”. The reader is specifically shown how to develop their parenting skills in a way that will enhance both their self-efficacy and self-esteem.  I strongly recommend this book for parents of adolescents. It also is a useful resource for others with a duty of care for young people in this age group.”

Professor John Taplin, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

“An excellent aid for parents raising teenagers. It provides understanding and practical tips which if followed will guide you through the many challenges. An important book for parents who care.”

Peter Marshman, Chairman, Youth Opportunities Inc, Somerton Park, South Australia, Australia

“A fascinating read. We have a blended family, with three teenage boys (16, 18, 19) from two earlier marriages. One is now with us, one at college in the US and one in the UK. There are many invaluable strategies in your books – not just for dealing with problems, which is where much literature focuses, but for giving direction. Thanks.”

Andrew Thoseby, Director, 1st Executive Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The simple fact is that a small number of strikingly effective and simple techniques are just a few moments away for less than quarter the cost of a 25 minute consultancy. That’s why I wrote the book – to empower you with the same techniques that would cost you hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars during a face-to-face consultations or training workshops. Indeed, if a qualified consultant had to just sit here and read the book to you, the charge in time alone would be well over 500 dollars.

But this is nothing. Is there a cost to pain? Is there a price on despair? What price do you place on an investment that can very quickly resolve huge issues with your child, and enable you to form a new understanding — a new bond – that can not only revolutionise your relationship now, but have results that are carried on in future generations.

It is a widely accepted psychological truth that behaviours learned from the parents go beyond generations and here you have the opportunity of planting educational and emotional seeds that will flower in your grandchildren and great grandchildren – and beyond. That’s why I love what I do; why I love what I teach. You can to.

Instead of a 300 dollar consultancy why not invest just US$9 in your children’s future and your own peace of mind right now. You get the entire audio book professionally narrated for you in MP3 format, so you can listen in the car or on your i-pod or any other device.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a Kindle version or a paperback version, you can click on the other button below which will take you to

As you read this, thousands of frustrated parents – kind, honest, caring parents like you are desperately clinging on to kids who don’t understand themselves, their parents, or their friends with consequences that can be tragic. It simply requires a new understanding, a few ideas that can help build a new bridge between you and your child.

What you have to lose is incalculable. What you can gain is beyond measure.