A how-to guide that can be read straight through, or dipped into for advice on more than 100 different issues common to parents of teens Traversing the teen years is tricky and challenging for most parents.
As parents we often make the mistake of confusing our teenager’s non-conformity or unusual behaviours as rebellion. “What the heck is that disgusting thing doing in your eyebrow! Get it out before your dad comes home!” “Oh, Come on mum! It’s just a ring!” “Are you crazy? You look ridiculous.
What has happened in the past 20 years or so that has led us to a state of such an overinflated and inappropriate sense of entitlement, particularly regarding our children? We are now more obsessed with our children than ever.
Extracted from Bubhub.com.au “No Facebook now, finish your homework … ” I realise how stupid this comment is, before I even finish the sentence. “But mum, I am getting some help with geometry from Ethan on Facebook messenger.” The reality is that our teens are constantly hooked up to an electronic universe often via multiple devices.
Dr Linda Friedland, author of the Raising Competent Teenagers and mother of five children, takes you through some of the reason why raising teenagers can be such a rewarding, yet difficult time for parents and explains why she wrote the book