Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens

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This is a unique book of advice and commentary for teenagers, co-written by teenagers. It combines Dr. Wes Crenshaw's nineteen years of clinical experience as a board certified family psychologist with the natural wisdom and empathy of eight really sharp sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds, each of whom spent a year writing for the Double Take advice column.

Though humorous and entertaining in tone, the book offers serious, honest and practical advice on real world issues including: ...

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Overview

This is a unique book of advice and commentary for teenagers, co-written by teenagers. It combines Dr. Wes Crenshaw's nineteen years of clinical experience as a board certified family psychologist with the natural wisdom and empathy of eight really sharp sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds, each of whom spent a year writing for the Double Take advice column.

Though humorous and entertaining in tone, the book offers serious, honest and practical advice on real world issues including: sex, contraception, pregnancy, sexual identity, mental health, cutting, falling in love, breaking up, friendship, divorce, the future, conflict with parents, teen technology, suicide, foster care, school success and failure, fear and hope, and all the other issues you wake up and face each day in the middle and high school years.

Most of the advice was written in response to letters sent to ask@dr.wes.com, many written by teenagers themselves. The rest were written on topics selected by the authors based on teen trends and current events. In addition to specific suggestions on each problem, the authors share their thoughts on how the world influences your generation, and vice versa.

Be sure to have your parents check out: Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens.

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Editorial Reviews

James Cox
Teens can be overwhelming in our lives. "Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens" is a parenting guide from Wes Crenshaw, a psychologist with much experience in dealing with teenagers of many levels. With plenty of frank advice as Crenshaw discusses topics with the assistance of many teen writers, he presents an intriguing and thoughtful break down of what it takes to be a good mentor to a teen. "Dear Dr. Wes" is a top pick for parents struggling with their teens.
Foster Cline, MD
I LOVE these books! The advice offered by Wes and his co-authors is right on, straightforward and down to earth; an extremely relevant and thoughtful synthesis of a professional reference work and Dear Abby. I say this in a most complimentary way, as I've never experienced any work more effective and relevant in responding to today's unique teen and parent issues.
Rosalind Wiseman
If you’re a parent of a teen you may have noticed that there are countless advice books out there. Some are good but some are a complete waste of time, so I wanted to share with you two excellent books that have recently come to my attention: Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens and Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens.
Michael Bradley, EdD
These invaluable books offer the true depth of color of the contemporary teen experience which other works merely outline. Parents and their teenagers should not attempt the journey through adolescence without the wonderful wisdom in these pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615570419
  • Publisher: Family Psychological Press
  • Publication date: 12/26/2011
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,108,381
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He specializes in working with adolescents and their families from his private practice in Lawrence, KS. He has co-authored Double Take, and advice column for teens and parents published weekly in the Lawrence Journal World since November 2004. Dr. Wes has been married since 1985 and has two children. You can learn more about his writing and practice and submit your own question to Double Take at www.dr-wes.com or follow his advice for parents and teens on Twitter at @wescrenshawphd.

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