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"Parenting children during the 'tween years from ten to fifteen is like building a bridge that enables young persons to cross from childhood into adulthood. The practical and informative tools in this book will help you bring out the best in your teenager--and yourself."
--William Sears, M.D.
"Buckle-up and read The Roller-Coaster Years for its empathy, invaluable information, and practical tips. It is a well-researched and user-friendly guide that can help you help your child build skills, gain confidence, and prepare for the breathless ride toward high school."
--Carol Weston, author of Girltalk
I have already recommended this book to several friends who also have middlers.
Much of the material comes from the National Middle School Association, which also gives the book it "seal of approval".
This book does a great job of covering a wide range of topics and presenting issues in a very unbiased manner.
I am an orthodontist and I share these with my parents - my father also did when I was growing up - still a good bookPublished 8 months ago by jackie
The early chapters of this book are worth the read, but some later chapters are dated and informed by previous practice that has not proven successful. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mrs. Frasier
Have not read this yet. It is installed on my kindle but just have not had the time maybe tonight.Published 16 months ago by Margaret N. Keener
I bought the book used......The book is old and smelly......can't read it yet....waiting for the book to air out! Pay for new!Published on February 1, 2013 by pages
My 12 year old son and I read this book. We both should know how the youngster will change and grow. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Roberta
Who knew reading this wonderful resource would give me such insight into some of the spuratic antics of my middler. Thank you to our school's guidance counselor who recommended it. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Michelle Ware
A "how to" guide that makes the changing features of a child's development seem managable. It all goes back to an old quote by Maya Angelou, "When you know better, you do better. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Dora Mae Estey
This book does a great job of covering a wide range of topics and presenting issues in a very unbiased manner. Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by momoftwo