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A Little Secret for Dealing with Teens: One Mom's Revolutionary Approach to the Parent/Teen Relationship Paperback – May 28, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: HCI (May 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558747575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558747579
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,515,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennie Hernandez Hanks is a mother of seven who developed this highly effective parenting approach when her own relationship with her children reached a crisis point. Her technique has been so successful that she now helps other parents turn their home lives around through her parenting workshops and seminars.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
I wanted a book that would offer straightforward, practical advice. This one did not disappoint me. I picked it from among a group of others dealing with the same topic. What drew me to "A Little Secret for Dealing with Teens" was the fact that it grew out of the author's experience; it goes way beyond theory. It was obvious to me when I read it that Ms. Hernandez-Hanks lives what she preaches. She gave plenty of examples from her dealings with her own kids.
I read the book in one sitting and felt instant relief - here was a simple method I could sink my teeth into. What I liked the most was the way it takes the focus off trying to fix my teenager as a person and puts the focus on our day-to-day interaction. I don't have to continue to give everything on earth to my teenager and get nothing in return.
Someone once said, "You have to lie down to be a doormat." This book gave me the boost I needed to get back on my feet and put some balance into our exchanges. Thank you, Jeannie!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tricia Ryan on May 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I had the opportunity to meet with the author in person and meet a few of her children. It is obvious that her "exchange" ideas work! My husband and I have already started to implement the ideas of the author with my own children, both under two. I also believe that teachers would benefit using these ideas, as I have with my sixth grade students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Johnson on August 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
I too have met the author--this was several months before the book was published. I am honored to have had the opportunity to get to know Jennie and her remarkable family. She does indeed live what she preaches.
The best thing about the exchange system is that it can be applied to all relationships--as the book states, "All relationships are exchanges." It has made me aware of the compromises I make with other people every day. This is a valuable teaching tool that empowers us to change our relationships with others.
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