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From an Eating Disorder Specialist & Step-Mom of a Teen
on December 5, 2012
As an eating disorders specialist, I received this book as a gift and thought I would just flip to the sections on eating to see if the author agreed with my views. But I was so impressed with her handling of those topics that I ended up reading the other sections one by one until I had finished the book cover to cover. The conversational and easy-to-relate to style I attribute to Dr. Greenspan's extensive experience sharing healthy strategies with teenagers, including her own. Somehow she addresses this book to the parent without "siding" with either the adults or the teens. She is able to convey both sides' point of view on difficult issues (including Dads) as well as her own take on moving forward without blaming one or the other. At the same time, she doesn't mince words when she feels that someone (adult or teen) needs an attitude adjustment or change in behavior. I alredy thought I knew it all, having raised my own two step-daughters and seen hundreds of teenage girls in practice, but this book brought to my attention some additional issues I hadn't considered. Highly recommended, especially for parents of pre-teens who want to avoid some of the pitfalls of adolescence before they occur. Thank you Dr. Greenspan for a fantastic guide!