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How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl's Survival Guide [NOOK Book]

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Being a teen (or the parent of a teen) doesn't have to be so hard. How to Raise Your Parents will help teens and their parents navigate those years between training bras and keys to the family car. In a voice teens will relate to and parents will appreciate, author Sarah O'Leary Burningham offers smart advice about negotiation and parental hot buttons and a little insight about what the world looks like from a parent's point of view.
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Overview

Being a teen (or the parent of a teen) doesn't have to be so hard. How to Raise Your Parents will help teens and their parents navigate those years between training bras and keys to the family car. In a voice teens will relate to and parents will appreciate, author Sarah O'Leary Burningham offers smart advice about negotiation and parental hot buttons and a little insight about what the world looks like from a parent's point of view.
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This whimsical, illustrated guide, written to help teens get along with their parents-and to win more battles than they lose-opens with the premise that parents fall into five categories: the hippie, the schoolmarm, the teen wannabe, the yuppie, and the sibling activist. Teens are helped to determine with which parental type they live and urged to avoid actions that typically incur the wrath of their particular version. They are also pointed toward type-specific conciliation strategies that might minimize an inevitable punishment or help the teen win her case. An entire chapter is devoted to negotiation, and others to possible friction areas, such as teen privacy, sex and friends, tattoos and other manifestations of independence, curfews, academic work, driving, money, and Internet issues. The final chapter provides a key to decoding "parentspeak." For example, "How's school?" means, "Please tell me anything about your life. Anything.รถ Burningham writes in a breezy style that might help her connect with teens, although some will find the slang overdone or archaic in spots. From this adult reviewer's perspective, much of the advice is sound. It is usually wise to avoid lying and accept the consequences when one is caught red-handed, for example. Some teens may welcome such counsel; others will dismiss Burningham as a teen wannabe cajoling them into playing by adult rules. School guidance counselors could find it a useful book to share with students, and well-intentioned parents might leave it around the house to be discovered by their offspring. Reviewer: Mary E. Heslin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811872928
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 384,512
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Sarah O'Leary Burningham was inspired to write this book when she was 16 years old. She lives in Manhattan. This is her first book.

Bella Pilar's strong ties to fashion began with work in visual display and a career as a makeup artist before going on to her true love, illustration. Bella was trained in art and fashion at both Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    A Hilarious Book on Being A Teen

    Before you were born, your parents probably read books like ¿What To Expect When You¿re Expecting¿, among other parenting books and magazines. You¿re still here so they obviously worked but now you¿re a teenager. You want a cellphone. You want to go on a date. You want FREEDOM. But your parents hold the key to all of it and they don¿t want to give it you. How To Raise Your Parents is a how-to guide to convincing your parents why you really do need a cell phone, learing ¿Parent Lingo¿, and avoiding future embarrassment the next time your boyfriend come over. I found How To Raise Your Parents a hilarious book. Many of the tatics explained seem like they might actually work and I¿ve actually tried a few of them. Sarah talks directly to the teen reader as she explains everything and it¿s written in a style that I¿m sure every teen would enjoy. So whether or not you feel the need to train your parents, I suggest you pick up a copy of How To Raise Your Parents when you see it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    To pussycat

    My grandparents who ae mor like parents than grandpatents seem to be way to protective of me they never let me stay home alone and the have basically said the only way i wwill ever go to a public school is over their dead bodies bur i love them do u think u can help me understand why they are so protective. Reply to Christian Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Love

    I love is book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Go a problem?

    Reply: to pussycat

    Eiter you have a problem wih your parents, or you just cant decide whats wrong with you where your parents put up so many bounderies!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Best book

    Lol it totally relates to your inner parent and the you what to do

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Teacher Truth

    My 8th grade science teacher recommended this book and after reading it i underatand why.. INCREDIBLE! TRE ADRABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonder ful and genious! Love this book

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  • Posted December 30, 2008

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    Reviewed by Erikka Adams, aka "The Bookbinder" for TeensReadToo.com

    Ever wonder what your mom or dad is thinking when they won't let you walk out of the house in a perfectly good outfit? Or how about when they come up with some crazy rule that doesn't make any sense? <BR/><BR/>And parents, what is your teen thinking when they choose a ropes course adventure summer camp over horseback riding? And what about those "trashy" books they read? <BR/><BR/>Welcome to the world of raising a parent....or, I mean, raising a teen? <BR/><BR/>Sarah O'Leary Burningham uses a voice both funny and charming to reach out to parents and teens. She recognizes the strengths and merits of both units and tries to highlight and outline ways that teens and parents can work together to overcome communication obstacles. <BR/><BR/>Be sure to check out the funny way that she does this for teens with her "parent profiles."

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