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You're Grounded!: How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier 0th Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0595438754
ISBN-10: 059543875X
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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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: 6 x 0.4 x 9 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: #1,090,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Adam Press on June 5, 2007
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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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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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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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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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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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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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This book was a fantastic eye-opening experience into the lives of teenagers from the perspective of a teenager. Ms. Van Patten really is able to show us how the world has changed for our youth today and how we better can understand what they are facing. I enjoyed the book tremendously and have been able to employ some of the ideas to strenghten the mother/daughter relationship with my daughter. I have bought copies of the books for many of my mom friends as I know they too will get a lot out this book. Thank you!

Catherine Nofri, Los Angeles, CA
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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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