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Great book for advice on parenting older kids,
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This review is from: The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens (Paperback)
This book is a just a fantastic read! Duffy gives great advice, backs it up with interesting examples from his practice, and puts it all into nice easy chunks to digest (and try to put into practice). I always felt that my husband and I had moved from the parent role to more of a "coach" role for our teenagers, but was never really sure that I could explain why I felt it was better for them. He does all that and more. He also makes it clear that parenting teenagers shouldn't be a chore, that these are precious years that should be enjoyed. (Not that there won't be any tough spots, but you know what I mean.)
If you have time to read only one book about parenting teens, I would choose this one. (And I'm a librarian, so I see a fair number of parenting books.) I don't think you'll be disappointed.