Do you find bringing up teenagers more of a pain than a pleasure? When - and how - should you broach the difficult topics, such as sex, drugs and alcohol? How much independence is a good thing?
Raising teenagers can test parental love to breaking point, particularly if you have previously enjoyed a close and loving relationship. The child over whom you exercised near-total control has suddenly become taller than you, louder than you, with an inside knowledge of all your failings - and a sudden urge to point them out. What's more, this newly arrived creature may talk and dress in a way you find alien and tell you nothing - whilst needing ever-greater financial handouts.
Help is at hand. Here is a practical guide to help teenagers, their parents and the rest of the family. Whatever! offers tried-and-tested strategies for every situation which you can put into practice immediately. You will wonder how you ever managed without this cheerfully perceptive book.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 132 x 201 x 16 mm
All power to these two authors. There's a real understanding of young people and practical advice, such as what you can and cannot control in your teenager's life. This book offers the comfort of self-recognition, and assurance that others must be having the same experiences. A good book for parents and, perhaps, for form tutors, especially those with no children of their own * Times Educational Supplement *
Masses of practical ideas about how to help teenagers feel good about themselves, how to keep family communications open and how to deal with problems, from parties to swearing * Independent *
Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock have a light touch, even when they're dealing with serious issues. Their suggestions are easy to read, and simple to put into practice * Jacqueline Wilson OBE *