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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?
As the mother of two teens, reading this book has helped me understand some of their prevailing attitudes without thinking that their " tudes" are a personal assault. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer q-tee
Outstanding advice! Practical and useful, it really hit home, and all that I have applied so far is actually working! Buy it for your teen and or tween!Published 1 month ago by Ana Michael
If you are a parent that has no clue why your child/children do what they do, this is very helpful. I have been husbanding my son through counseling for over 5 years so I was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wayne A. Lougheed
Great parent/teenager interaction examples with follow up recommendations. Enjoyed the role exchange examples and follow on responses, Some foul language but again teenagers'... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BikeFit
I wish I had read it sooner than when my teen turned 13 and started having an allergy to me or anything I say. I am sticking with what the book advises and see where it will go. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Natalie
My counselor recommended this book to me and I swear the author has been spying on our house as many of the quotes between the parent and child are verbatim between me and my 13... Read morePublished 5 months ago by TG
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 7 months 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 10 months ago by Grace G. Singingheart