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“Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I’m in the middle of doing something?”
“You don’t have to yell at me! Everything has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!”
Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century.
I’d Listen to My Parents if They’d Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today’s constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I’d Listen to My Parents if They’d Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won’t take “no” for an answer.
Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist for children and adolescents. A former columnist for Child magazine and a current columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, he is the author of numerous parenting books, including Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? and Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce?
Great book for parents with tweens/teens. Simple strategies that help parents navigate these "tough" years and remain close and connected to your child. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Conchita Fernandez
I love the author gives what the meaning behind what kids say and he really nails how parents respond to kids typically. I really appreciate and enjoy the suggestions and examples. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Grace G. Singingheart
A description of real teenagers and their behavior which most parents won't admit to because they think their is something wrong with their parenting that their kid would say these... Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. Albertson
If I had to pick only ONE book that has helped me throughtout my daughter's adolescence, this would be the book! Read morePublished 4 months ago by On the road
This book is excellent, a very helpful resource! You will learn something in every chapter and find helpful examples. Read it!Published 7 months ago by Elena Fuentes-afflick
It doesn't have all the answers, but it approaches the problems and solutions in an incredibly honest way. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark V.
I much preferred "Get Out Of My Life but First Will You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall, which I read years ago. Read morePublished 8 months ago by customer
This really is a must read for every parent out there. Certainly not a cure all, but it does make you feel that you are not alone and everything is normal.Published 8 months ago by Phillip G MAncusi Ungaro
Those parents who see the conversations from the book unrealistic should focus on reading some fiction - their task is naturally easy without too much effort - it happened to me... Read morePublished 9 months ago by legor