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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?
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by TG
As a practicing clinical psychologist myself, I had a mixed response to this book. Much of the advice is spot on, but I'm particularly bothered by his stance on inappropriately... Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Pickle Pie
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 4 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 12 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 12 months ago by Mark V.