Dr. William Glasser -- a world-renowned psychiatrist who has healed shattered families and changed lives with his advice -- urges parents and teachers to reject the "common sense" that tells them to "lay down the law" by grounding teens, or to try to coerce teens into changing their behavior. These strategies have never worked, asserts Dr. Glasser, and never will. Instead he offers a different approach, one based upon Choice Theory. Dr. Glasser spells out the seven deadly habits parents practice, and then shows them how to accomplish goals by changing their own behavior. Most important, however, is the groundbreaking method that all parents and teachers can use with confidence to maintain strong and loving relationships with today's teenagers.