"Like a crafty spy, Van Petten comfortably segues from parent to teen perspective, and while noting that each adolescent is unique, she skillfully opens doors to the collective teen psyche.""As a teen, I was looking forward to the book because it promised to reveal to parents a realistic teen viewpoint. I'm nothing less than thoroughly impressed by how well I was able to relate to everything and by the amount of teen input. Vanessa knows how to speak for us while still creating compromises for parents."
From the Author
In this breakthrough parenting book which is a guide to understanding teenagers, author Vanessa Van Petten gives parents tricks and advice that is radically different than any other parenting book. Every topic is brought onto the table, as Van Petten delves into teenage sex, underage drinking, video games and teen drug use. Her candor and personal anecdotes help inform and calm parents' fears by telling them how to prevent these issues from happening to their own children.
Parents will discover:
* Why teenagers do drugs, break curfew and rebel; and how to stop this destructive behavior by
* How to stop your teenager from pulling away so that you can have a better relationship; open communication and real emotional connection; and empower your teen to become a happier, more productive, more successful adult.
And much more...