- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Celestial Arts; Revised edition (October 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587612240
- ISBN-13: 978-1587612244
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers Paperback – October 1, 2004
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From the Publisher
* The revised best-selling handbook for parents of teenagers that turns parents feelings of frustration and isolation into fascination, curiosity, and hope.
* Michael Riera is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Family Talk with Dr. Mike; the family consultant for CBSs Saturday Morning Early Show; and a frequent guest on news and talk shows, including Oprah, 48 Hours, The Today Show, The View, and NPR Radio.
* The original edition has sold more than 100,000 copies.
About the Author
MICHAEL RIERA, Ph.D., is the author of Staying Connected to Your Teenager; Right From Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Our Children; and Field Guide to the American Teenager. He is also an award-winning columnist, educator, television commentator, radio host, and national speaker on issues of adolescence, families, and parenting. A 19-year veteran of schools in the roles of counselor, dean of students, teacher, and consultant, Riera lives with his wife and two kids in Berkeley, California.
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Well, there are nuggets of truth in there. But it is also the perspective of a society that has so much self doubt, is so riddled with the idiocy that my fellow baby boomers infused into our culture, that it is afraid to exercise its rights to parent. There's no reason is it different from the days I was raised - the 60's and 70's except that adolescents and their willing accomplices - teachers, media, shrinks, counselors - want it to be different. Why should a parent have authority? SURE, sure, sure, adolescents go through change. But Mr. Riera comes from a place many of us don't want to come from - Berkeley, and San Fran, and i don't think those students or teachers, or parents are exactly who we want to emulate while we are trying to keep our kids headed in the right direction. Raise an adolescent, yes. Indulge them? Ridiculous. So I am not sure this is the answer many parents are looking for (but you may want to check out Backtalk!, which might be...)