Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to Better Parent-Child Communication

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New American Library, Mar 17, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 242 pages
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Most parents know that what a teen says isn't always what he or she means. But few understand that what a parent says and what a teen hears are also two very different things. Here, two sixteen-year-olds present typical dialogues between parents and teens-and then translate them.

Now parents can find out why, even though they think they're being helpful, they're suddenly getting the silent treatment-and how changing just a few words can make a world of difference. Inside are sections on money, personal privacy, academic pressure, siblings, drugs, clothing, and how to become more involved without becoming overbearing. Decoding each other's languages can build a bridge between parent and child-and create a bond that lasts long after the turmoil of the teen years is over.

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These two useful books tackle the thorny issue of parents, kids, and communication. Fox and Frankel, both 16, recount several problematic parent/teen conversations (you've all had them) and exactly ... Read full review


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Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel are high school students.