Promise You Won't Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mother the Truth about Boys, Booze, Body Piercing, and Other Touchy Topics (and Mom Responds)

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Berkley Books, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 237 pages
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In this honest and insightful she said/she said guide, sixteen-year-old Natalie Fuller tells all about her adventures and misadventures from ages thirteen through sixteen. Her brother, Greg, fills in on the later teen years. And Doris, the questioning, caring (and occasionally shell-shocked) mom offers her take on such mildly eye-opening and downright life-threatening topics as...

alcohol and other drugs * sex and dating * school * appearances * partying * stealing * obsessions * secrets * lying

Promise You Won't Freak Out gives parents a complete picture of how teens really think, feel, and act. And it gives kids a better understanding of why this picture freaks their parents out. For both, it offers some very helpful information-and an inspiring example of successful parent/teen communication.

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Review: Promise You Won't Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mom the Truth About Boys, Booze, Body Piercing and Other..

User Review  - Eva Leger - Goodreads

This might be helpful to some parents out there but it wasn't interesting in any way for me. I think the premise is a good one, a mom and daughter working together to try to eliminate as much of the ... Read full review

Review: Promise You Won't Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mom the Truth About Boys, Booze, Body Piercing and Other..

User Review  - Michelle DeMello - Goodreads

This really helped with not freaking out with my teenager. Which is very helpful and she appriciates it. Though I still do it is a little less Read full review

About the author (2004)

Doris A. Fuller is a journalist and former high school and college teacher. She is the co-author of A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life.


Natalie Fuller is a typical sixteen-year-old who likes writing, shopping, boys, movies, cooking, watching reality TV shows, painting, and well, boys.

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