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  • The Available Parentby John Duffy; Thomas Phelan

    Cleis Press 2011; US$ 7.97

    Teenagers are left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. Well, the truth of the matter is,... more...

  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Jump-Starting Boysby Pam Withers; Cynthia Gill; John Duffy

    Cleis Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and disaffected. There are dozens of books on underachieving boys, but most parents brave... more...

  • The Notebook Girlsby Julia Baskin; Lindsey Newman; Sophie Pollitt-Cohen; Courtney Toombs

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 10.99

    Everyone likes to think they started the notebook. Sophie claims she stole the idea from two girls in her math class. Courtney still has a death grip on the theory that the notebook was her invention. Lindsey doesn't really care; she's just along for the ride. And Julia never knows what's going on anyway.What we do know is that we started the notebook... more...

  • Tag, You're It!by Kathleen Kimball-Baker; Kathryn (Kay) L. Hong

    Search Institute Press 2003; US$ 7.95

    Providing 50 commonsense ways to connect and build assets, this resource gives parents, caregivers, teachers, childcare workers, and youth workers practical ways to connect with young people. Each inspirational idea contains a reference to a supportive research study or expert opinion and includes action items for straightforward advice. more...

  • To Change a Mindby John A. McKinnon

    Lantern Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In this companion to his first book, An Unchanged Mind, John A. McKinnon provides invaluable advice to all parents of teenagers and young adults. Using case studies gathered from his years helping parents with troubled adolescents, Dr. McKinnon explores the ways that adolescent development can be derailed in today's complex culture and how parents... more...

  • No Tattoos Before You're Thirtyby Sam de Brito

    Penguin Group Australia 2006; Not Available

    'You won't find a singsong entry in this book that says, 'Magic happens' or 'Climb a tree with a child.' There are no pictures of cuddly animals . . . It's the stuff I wish somebody, anybody , had told me twenty years ago.' No tattoos before you're thirty is a collection of witty, modern truths aimed more towards the realities of everyday life... more...

  • No Sex with Your Exby Sam de Brito

    Penguin Group Australia 2009; Not Available

    Here is all the advice you don't want to hear from your parents, and if you're a parent, you don't want to have to tell your kids.  Stuff such as: - Why you should think twice about a threesome - Who gets rid of the condom after sex - How to avoid an attack (and how to fight back) - Why you should never eat nuts in a public bar - How to play safe... more...

  • You and Your Teenagerby Jeanne Meijs

    Floris Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    The teenage years can be challenging time, but family therapist Jeanne Meijs sees teenagehood as a journey along a path, a journey that parents and teenagers can travel together. This books helps parents to understand the journey, and how to support their child along the way. As the relationship between parents and teenagers changes and develops,... more...

  • Get Out of My Lifeby Tony Wolf; Suzanne Franks

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    This bestselling survival manual is for parents who find themselves marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen. It looks at all the difficult issues of bringing up teenagers - school, sex, drugs and more. But it's the title of the second chapter, 'What They Do and Why' that best captures the book's spirit and technique, explaining... more...