I am Jay McGraw, New York Times best-selling author of four books. I am currently enrolled at Southern Methodist University. But to really answer your questions, I am also the son of Dr. Phil, the guy known as America's Life Strategist, the guy that Oprah has nicknamed "Dr. Tell It Like It Is Phil." Your parents probably know my dad well; in addition to appearing on the Oprah show about once a week, he writes books teaching them how to improve their life. In fact, he wrote the original Life Strategies.
My dad is a psychologist who has spent his whole life studying human behavior. He is fascinated at figuring out why people do what they do and don't do. He really analyzes things, top, side and bottom. Think of having to grow up with a dad like that! (I'm hoping you'll join in a chorus of sympathy moans for me and my little brother!) He really knew how to chap my ass sometimes, but I have to admit, all in all, it hasn't been that bad of a deal.
Using the ten Life Laws from Life Strategies, you will learn to take control and get the things that you want using your own personal power. While it is true that you cannot control every aspect of your life, you are not powerless, and you are not trapped. You can influence major parts of your life much more than you can ever imagine. You can get more freedom and more control over what happens to you. You can set up your life in such a way that your parents will no longer treat you like a little kid. You can command the respect of others, instead of feeling like they are controlling their feelings and your moods. You can set up your life so you'll quit worrying about your future and start creating it.
If all you want to do is bitch and whine about how lousy your life can be, then there's no need to read my books. If you want to believe you already know everything that you need to know, stop reading. If you want to continue to ignore what power and influence is at your fingertips, then give my books away. Or you can let me save you a lot of time and trouble. I want to show you how you can take responsibility and make your life what you want it to be. I want to show you how to re-claim your relationship with your teen or parent.