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You're Grounded!: How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier Paperback – May 7, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (May 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059543875X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595438754
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #898,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vanessa Van Petten wrote You’re Grounded! when she was a senior in high school after conducting hundreds of interviews with teens, parents, and teachers in Los Angeles, California, where she grew up and still lives today. Her new book, Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm Grounded? is currently available. Visit RadicalParenting.com for more information.

More About the Author

Vanessa Van Petten is one of the nation's youngest experts, or 'youthologists' on parenting and adolescents. She wrote her parenting book from the teen's perspective, called "You're Grounded!," when she was just 17. After winning the Mom's Choice Award in 2009 and launching her popular parenting blog, she is now on a national speaking tour, reaching out to both parents and teenagers talking about what young people really wish adults knew about them.

Her blog: RadicalParenting.com, which she writes with 75 other teenage writers from ages 12 to 20, is read by thousands of teens and adults daily and has been featured on hundreds of other parenting sites around the web as the only teen written parenting blog. She has been featured on CNN, CBS Miami and Fox New York and has been in the Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, Atlanta Insite Magazine and the World Journal. She has been an expert on numerous radio programs including Playboy Radio, KBUR, WCOJ Philadelphia and more for giving a young perspective on awesome parenting. She is also on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County helping the parents and teens.

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Everyone can read and benefit from the material and the suggestions.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
This book is written in a way that parents can understand what their teens are feeling and how to better communicate with them.
Cham159
Both my parents and I have read this book and it has helped our family greatly!
Andrea

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Adam Press on June 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
Totally different from any other parenting book I have read. Finally, a glimpse into a teens life from a teen perspective. It was well received when I gave two copies (one for my friend the parent and one for her teenager) as gifts. Anyone who is around teens should read this book to understand them better.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anita F. on June 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
When you are working so many hours outside of the home, you can feel out of touch with your teen. This book provided some great ways to dialogue with my daughter. Vanessa Van Petten's personal experience and practical tips were really helpful. She was able to synthesize her extensive research into succinct and helpful stories for us to share and discuss. I laughed out loud at some of her interviews while with others I could have sworn she was talking about the situation with my own daughter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara M. Feola on December 7, 2009
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Vanessa Van Petten not only wrote this book, but also runs a parenting site [...]. Her life goal is to help teens as they go through one of their toughest times in life, with all the changes and pressures. Being a teen is an important time in growing up, since you are making your way to the adult world. The tips she gives on parenting are great help to the teen and the parent, and they are on just about any topic you can think of. The site is actually ran by teens themselves, so you can read a bunch of different columns from teens perspective!
I haven't read this book yet, but I'm sure that it is just as great as her site. I am very impressed with all of the hard work she does.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian Weiner on June 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
My family (myself, my wife and two kids) all read the book at the same time. It was really helpful in just getting us talking. Some advice my kids really liked, and other sections my wife and I found extremely helpful and then we were able to talk about her strategies and make our own. A totally different kind of approach to parenting books and advice, more collaborative than I was with my parents which is what the our kids generation is all about.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Customer on October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for myself, but plan to give it to my daughter who is growing up too quickly. This book is great because it tells the story from both sides of the coin, in a way that can be easily understood by all parties involved.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Ascowitz on October 2, 2007
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I have never enjoyed reading a book as much as Vanessa Van Patten's "You're Grounded". Her writing keeps you intrigued throughout it's entirety and I can't wait to read/buy her next masterpiece! I feel fortunate to have a copy of this book and I encourage all and any, especially those trying to understand teenagers and their ways, to read this book and any others of this author. This was extremely helpful advice as a teacher. Thank you Vanessa!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Samuel on March 27, 2010
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This book contains a great deal of insight into the teenage psyche. A ton of valuable information is available to parents, who are more often than not out of touch with their teenage children. This book could quite possibly improve and enhance the relationships of teens and parents all across the country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin P. Byrne on November 14, 2009
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I haven't read Van Petten's book but I've been on her site [...] a lot and it's been great in helping me work through issues with my parents. Its very informative about how to solve common problems. The site's articles are actually written by teens, so the articles subject matter is very heartfelt and honest. And this book is really everything the site is and more. Its goal is just to help strengthen parent/teen relationships and would be a great thing to own.
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