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You and Your Adolescent Revised Edition: Parent's Guide for Ages 10-20, A Paperback – Bargain Price, May 22, 1997
Parenting in a complicated world
Strategies to help you be the best parent you can be. See more
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I am a 22-year-old college student reading this book for a class on Adolescent Psychology (the teacher uses this book at home as well). This book is simply amazing. It explains a lot of the pressures that occur from pre-teens to young-adults and how the parent should respond to their adolescent, and is an extremely easy read, and very entertaining at times, with practical examples and applications of what is suggested.
The book is broken into sections. The first three chapters are an overview of parenting in a society that is very much different from when we were children. Tips are given on how to communicate with your teenager. One of the most important tools I took from this section is making yourself very clear while listening and evaluating what your teenager feels is important. Steinberg & Levine outline steps that aim to help the parents and the teenager work together to agree on solutions to their disagreements. The authors also discuss family situations that are difficult, such single parenting and divorce.
The next section begins with the preteens, from ages 10 to 13. Puberty is the key issue at this point in the adolescents' lives, so much of the first part of this section offers advice on educating your preteen about puberty. One of the more interesting suggestions made is that not only Mom talk to the daughter about puberty, but also Dad. Same goes for the son. This is aimed at creating an open forum and not making puberty a big secret or something to be ashamed of. This transitions nicely to the next chapter about sexual awakening and the mental and physical difficulties felt by preteens when they start to realize themselves as sexual beings.Read more ›