Get Out of My Life

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Profile Books Limited, 2008 - Adolescence - 288 pages
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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 how to translate teenage behaviour into its true, often less complictaed meaning.One key mistake, for instance, is getting in no-win conflicts instead of having the wisdom to shut up when shutting up would be the most effective - albeit least satisfying - thing to do.The message is clear: parenting adolescents is inherently difficult. Don't judge yourself too harshly!

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User Review  - popsvt - Overstock.com

Every parent with a preteen child should read this book. It will help them understand what to expect and how to respond as their child enters the exciting world of teenagers. Our local school uses this book in their class for parents of middle school students. Read full review

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User Review  - aimeeinva - Overstock.com

My son had to buy this book for school and couldnt find it in the bookstore . Condition was very good. Shipping was a bit slow for the cost. Would recommend seller. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent. She is a former BBC current affairs producer and worked on programmes including Panorama and Watchdog. Suzanne continues to write and broadcast regularly. Her previous books include 'Having None of It. Women, Men and the Future of Work.' She lives in London and is married with three children (two former and one current teenager).Tony Wolf is a psychologist who has teenage children.

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