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Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going To Grandma's!: Hanging In, Holding On And Letting Go Of Your Teen Paperback – April 1, 2003
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Barbara Cooke has been a popular contributor to "The Chicago Tribune" and other publications. Harvard-trained therapist Kendrick is widely recognized as one of the nation's most widely quoted authorities on family matters, with frequent appearances on national network television and in major print media coast to coast. Visit www.CarletonKendrick.com for updated interviews and commentary about subjects of interest to parents, teachers or anyone who interacts with teens.
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What makes this collection of warm, funny, and inspirational real-life essays by parents of teens so great is that it provides much-needed insight and support in this area. How you can influence your teens without interfering with their finding their own identity. How you can help them feel safe and secure, knowing their family is their anchor, even as they explore new areas. It shows that you CAN understand them and reconnect with them as you ride this coaster together. And, most importantly, it challenges the negative teen stereotypes and reassures you that "teens are NOT a disease."
Cooke and Kendrick, who are both personal and professional teen experts, have created a book that is informative and useful for anyone who deals with teens, from parents to grandparents to teachers, and even to teens themselves - with or without "nose rings." I heartily recommend this book!
Dr. Lois Rudnick, Director, American Studies Program, UMass Boston
Definately a good, positive read. Yep there are places in that are even funny and will make you chuckle. Only parents of teens can get the inside jokes. The funny side of life is also an inspiration.
Get this book and you will not feel alone. In fact you will see how normal you are.
While the 90's saw a new wave of body piercings, increasingly associated with alternative culture, I'd like to point out one significant exception...
I am Indian. I come from a culture of 5,000 years of recorded history. We've been wearing nose rings for literally thousands of years. It is as cultural as ear piercing is for the Western world.
While I understand the connotation here in the States, I wish people would realise that when an Indian woman wears a nose ring it takes on a much different, cultural and traditional meaning.
I definitely do NOT need to take out my nose ring when I visit my Grandma!! ;)
Thanks for hearing me.