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My Teenager Is Driving Me Crazy
     

My Teenager Is Driving Me Crazy

by Joyce L. Vedral
 

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As many parents can attest, kids don't have to be on drugs or about to drop out of school to drive them up a wall. In her new book, Dr. Vedral discusses the everyday things that make parents wild, and uses quotes direct from teenagers, offering insights into the teenage mind and why they act the way they do.

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As many parents can attest, kids don't have to be on drugs or about to drop out of school to drive them up a wall. In her new book, Dr. Vedral discusses the everyday things that make parents wild, and uses quotes direct from teenagers, offering insights into the teenage mind and why they act the way they do.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vedral ( My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy ) reassures parents that no matter how crazy their teenagers are making them, the problems they experience are universal. She tries to help parents weather the turbulence by explaining the way a teen thinks and offering strategies for getting the parental message across without alienating the child. This kind, sane perspective provides insight into an array of annoying and frustrating adolescent habits and at the same time gives families a way to cope without capitulating to chaos. Negotiations are a key ingredient in Vedral's theory:pk pk you get more from a teen, pk she argues, when you give a little yourself. (E.g., ``Frank's parents can agree to stop using the expression `You're still young' in exchange for Frank's agreement to cut down the cursing.'') Much of Vedral's advice is simply common sense, such as her suggestion to mothers who are dealing with teenage daughters embarrassed by everything they do: ``I saylinda, delete comma?galleys can be wrong/pk sure,lk continue to enjoy yourself, but be sensitive to your teen.'' But on the stormy battleground of the teenage years, common sense is not so common, and Vedral's book ably fills a niche on the self-help shelves. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345358721
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/14/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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