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Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated Paperback – August 21, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
The physical and intellectual changes associated with adolescence are discussed. How teenagers respond to these uncontrolled changes is remarkably similar within the individual sexes. On the other hand, they can be quite different between the sexes. For example, for young female teens fitting in is paramount. A young female teen's self esteem can be directly tied to their level of popularity. Friends are also very important to young male teens, but the boys are more accepting and less cruel in the process.
The interaction between parent and teenager is described and analyzed. Because the transition from childhood to adolescence is sporadic and out of character, parents are typically caught off guard and unprepared for hostile parent-adolescent interactions. This discussion is especially valuable in providing the bewildered parents examples of predictable teenage demands and how to handle them. For example, the parent of a new teen will immediately recognize the anecdotal descriptions the author provides like, "I don't care". Here the child threatens disobedience with the famous "I don't care what you say or do to me, I'll do what I want......." The author explains that it is the parent's job to discern actual disobedience from threatened disobedience and to avoid the ensuing fight at all costs.
Finally, the book examines the real world external challenges teenagers face and gives the reader statistics, tips, and advise on: peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, divorce between parents, trouble in school, and sex.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt that the author is a stellar writer and covers most of the issues we will have to face as adults with adolescents. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by me
This book but on some major issues I think all families go through while raising teenagers. They see a lot of work and they exhaust you . Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
Well worth reading for any parent of a teen or preteen. Not only is it informative, but it is also reassuring.Published 19 days ago by Bill McC
Absolutely love this book. Very realistic examples and suggestionsPublished 21 days ago by D. Renkert
The ultimate guide for parents of adolescents, of every age.
A well received gift to many distraught parents.
Well written and humerus. Read more
I love it, and my daughter already finishes the book, except some pages that I am not sure whether she should read it or not, which are talk about the sex in the high school... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Hua Zhong
A wonderful resource for anyone struggling with a teenager they don't understand anymore. It helped us through a difficult time. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer