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Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent's Guide to Becoming Bilingual Paperback – November 14, 2010
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About the Author
Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder has a doctorate in school/clinical child psychology from Pace University. She is the Director of an inpatient adolescent unit at Four Winds Hospital in New York. She is an adjunct professor at Pace University and maintains a private practice in New York.
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The size of the book and the way it is organized make it easy to keep on hand so that it can be referred to when needed, which in many cases may be frequently! The authors offer very specific suggestions which are easy to follow, while also giving background information and insight into the "why's" of many behaviors. I'm sure this will become a well-worn, dog-eared staple in many homes.
Yes. We expect tweens and teens to be moody and challenging. But we also want to stay connected. Often we can feel like we are doing the right things but getting the wrong vibes. It's as if we and our stepkids are not speaking the same language anymore.
And the reality is, we aren't speaking the same verbal and non-verbal language. Our stepkids are talking teenage and we need to learn their language if we want to stay connected as we parent them through this confusing time in their lives.
Thankfully, there is a new book to learn how to speak, understand and converse in their teenage language.
Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent's Guide to Becoming Bilingual by Dr. Barbara A. Greenberg, PhD and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, PsyD has the answers that we stepmoms are desperately seeking to understand and keep connected to our teen stepkids.
And my favorite thing about the book is:
A Section for StepFamilies. YES! They recognize that blended families have different challenges. Chapter 6 is devoted to The Evolving Identities of Mothers and Fathers.
Personally, I love the section titled Stepparents: Shaking the Cinderella Complex. "There is no doubt that stepparents play an increasingly important role in the lives of teenagers," note the authors. Yes, we do and these authors not only acknowledge that but give us tips on how to grow our relationship with our teens.
I can't tell you how important this is when choosing a book to help with issues regarding stepfamilies.Read more ›
We received this review from SUE ATKINS AUTHOR of RAISING HAPPY CHILDREN FOR DUMMIES
Barbara and Jennifer
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Hilarious and on point. I'm not a parent of a teenager but I've taught them for several years and this is such a great resource for learning how to best communicate with them.Published 4 months ago by mizginnie
I am writing a children's book and am looking for the new teen lingo (new slang language) teens communicate with today. So this book does not help me at all. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Charleen McKinney
ok book. Better to read- What Shamu taught me about life love and marriage. Teaching you a lot more practical application for dealing with teens.Published 10 months ago by Jay C.
Love this book...completely changed how I communicate with my son.Published 10 months ago by novel26
Some points hit home, others not so much. But a good readPublished 14 months ago by Samantha Persson
My professor actually wrote this book. She is a wonderfull well knowledged woman who knows so much about the teenagers' mindPublished on July 9, 2013 by ADEFUNKE LAWSON
My family loved this book and thought it was extremely useful. I would recommend it to any parents of a teen.Published on May 6, 2013 by Sarah J Cornett
One of the best "manuals" I've ever read on communicating with a teenager. The authors set up situations, place you in them, and give you really smart, instructive ways not to mess... Read morePublished on July 11, 2011 by Avid Reader