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7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You: And How to Talk About Them Anyway Paperback – March 1, 2005
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“Page-turners are rare on the parenting bookshelf, but Lippincott and Deutsch have given us just that. Their insights, humor, and excellent judgment make this a must for parents looking for the road map through the adolescent minefield. It is worth every minute you spend with them.”—Kyle Pruett, M.D., professor of child psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, co-author of Partnership Parenting
“7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You provides valuable new insights based on contemporary research, while showing parents how to identify the seven features of adolescent thinking through language and behavior. This book offers not only the understanding that is essential to effective and supportive communication but also helpful examples of how to put that understanding into practice.”—David Elkind, PhD., author of The Hurried Child
“Sound, concrete advice . . . This book gives a wealth of examples to help guide parents who struggle to stay connected during this critical time in their children’s lives. I highly recommend it.”—Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
“All teens pose unique challenges to their poor unsuspecting parents, but thankfully there are some commonalities. This book shares them with a goldmine of information, and offers concrete suggestions on how to deal.”—Robin Raskin, former editor-in-chief of Family PC magazine
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I have read dozens of books on raising teenagers, but this is the ONLY ONE that has captured the attention of every member of our family. It's well-researched and fun, but most importantly, it offers 3 simple rules--Stay Safe, Show Respect, Keep in Touch--that our teenagers agree they can follow!! And when they slip up, it offers reasonable consequences that even they can swallow.
READ THIS BOOK AND THEN LEAVE IT OUT WHERE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS CAN FLIP THROUGH IT. I am not exaggerating when I say that it will change the way you and your teens interact.
Jennifer Marshall Lippincott and Robin M. Deutsch discuss the issues facing teenagers and the best way parents can talk with them about these issues. The two present current theories about adolescents as well as the most recent research regarding adolescent brain development. They have insights as to why adolescents can lie, acknowledge the importance of friends in the lives of adolescents, but offer evidence that contradicts popular theory, namely that friends have more of an influence than parents and other trusted adults. This seems to be what prompted them to write this book and encourage communication between adults and teens in spite of what appear to be obstacles.Read more ›
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Very useful ideas for anyone raising a teen. Found more than a few different ways to handle certain situations. Great read.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I want Amazon to put this book at the top of the offerings when someone does a generic "books for parenting teens" because it doesn't come up now since it was made in 2005. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sharlene
Very helpful book if you have a teenager or even younger kid. I learned new skills and techniques to communicate with my daughter.Published 13 months ago by Ali R Niakosari
This is a beautifully written book that both addresses the anxiety and fear of being the parent of a teen and also describes the amazing and interesting and beautiful things teens... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paige Trevor
Good price, easy to read. This book has been very helpfull. My relationship with my daughter started improving within the first dozen pages.Published on January 21, 2014 by sharon minier