Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy!: A Teen Survival Handbook

Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy!: A Teen Survival Handbook

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by Michael J. Bradley
     
 

Discusses the difficulties of being a teenager in today's society and provides insights on how to survive adolescence and stay connected with one's parents. By popular demand! The book that 60,000 readers of The award-winning teen parenting book, Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! have been waiting for. In his new companion book, Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy!, teen

Overview

Discusses the difficulties of being a teenager in today's society and provides insights on how to survive adolescence and stay connected with one's parents. By popular demand! The book that 60,000 readers of The award-winning teen parenting book, Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! have been waiting for. In his new companion book, Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy!, teen psychologist Michael Bradley turns The tables, talking to teens about parents. He tells kids why adults behave The way they do and how to &'grave;handle'' their parents and other adults in all of life's confusing and difficult situations. Writing in an honest, down-to-earth style that teens can understand and relate to, Dr. Bradley offers valuable advice and insights to help both teens and parents survive The bumps and bruises of The adolescent years. Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy! is filled with The revealing, compassionate, real-life stories that are Dr. Bradley's trademark. It also includes more than a dozen funny, insightful cartoons by nationally syndicated cartoonist Randy Glasbergen. Dozens of &'grave;what-to-do-when'' chapters cover day-to-day problems such as aggression, blended families, bullying, choosing a career, chores, curfews, divorce, driving, drugs, friends, homework, love and sex, rules, school attendance, siblings, smoking, and many more. Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy! will help bridge The generational divide by changing The way kids see their parents, other adults, their friends, and The world.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Bradley's answer to Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy (Harbour Press, 2003) is full of helpful information and suggestions for teenagers facing the many demands placed on them by society, peers, and parents. American Idol Clay Aiken's heartfelt and encouraging foreword offers simple "follow your dream" advice for teenagers. Bradley divides young adult life into three parts: physical, emotional, and psychological. Using gentle humor, a few cartoons, and plenty of anecdotes, he describes changing bodies, ideas, and attitudes in clear, concise language with caring sensitivity. The chapter that discusses mental health covers a wide range of topics including depression, child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and a few other types of mental illness. Bradley seriously recommends that teens seek help from professionals when necessary. He dissects today's culture, revealing its strong and often negative influence on teens. Peer and parental pressures, equally important forces in a teenager's life, are also fully investigated. Bradley gives plenty of helpful advice on how to handle many annoying, worrisome, embarrassing, or difficult situations of everyday teenage life. There are stories from this psychologist's private practice that highlight many situations-drugs, fights with parents or other students, sex, school, and more-that can be stressful for young adults. In each case, he offers suggestions for gaining or maintaining self-control and improving the chances for a positive outcome. The length and layout, with lots of print and some bold captions, make this work more suitable for a class setting rather than individual teen browsing. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P S (Better than most, marred only byoccasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004, Harbour Press, 399p.; Index. Illus. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.
—Brenda Moses-Allen
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Exploring the idea that parents and society as a whole force teens into a culture where legalized drug abuse (alcohol) is rampant and there are mixed messages about "drugs, sex, and rock `n' roll," Bradley talks to readers one-on-one and attempts to explain some bad adult behavior. Using stories culled from 30 years of experience as a psychologist, he sprinkles case histories throughout to illustrate some of the challenges teens face. The firsthand narratives of issues such as gang violence, eating disorders, substance abuse, and questions about sexual orientation are the most compelling portions of the text. Teens may love the affirmations of you're OK, they're the crazy ones, but the author asks readers to keep the lines of communication open when dealing with parents and other adults, and he urges them to seek help when needed. Black-and-white cartoons are sprinkled throughout. The length and the sophistication of the text may prevent some teens from picking up the book, but those with a real interest in popular psychology and those who are struggling to overcome issues may find it a valuable read.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936197487
Publisher:
Harbor Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
500,923
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy! 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book and it really helps you get through hard times and understand your parents a lot better! My Mom is reading 'Yes, Your Teen is Crazy' and we discuss how they relate to each other. It is a truly amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book by Dr. Bradley, the expert these days on teens and their parents. He brings together a wealth of information in his down to earth style sure to be a hit with your teen.
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