How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl's Survival Guide

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Chronicle Books, Apr 29, 2011 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Being a teen (or the parent of a teen) doesn't have to be so hard. How to Raise Your Parents will help teens and their parents navigate those years between training bras and keys to the family car. In a voice teens will relate to and parents will appreciate, author Sarah O'Leary Burningham offers smart advice about negotiation and parental hot buttons and a little insight about what the world looks like from a parent's point of view.

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Ever wonder what your mom or dad is thinking when they won't let you walk out of the house in a perfectly good outfit? Or how
about when they come up with some crazy rule that doesn't make any sense?
And parents, what is your teen thinking when they choose a ropes course adventure summer camp over horseback riding? And what about those "trashy" books they read?
Welcome to the world of raising a parent....or, I mean, raising a teen?
Sarah O'Leary Burningham uses a voice both funny and charming to reach out to parents and teens. She recognizes the strengths and merits of both units and tries to highlight and outline ways that teens and parents can work together to overcome communication obstacles.
Be sure to check out the funny way that she does this for teens with her "parent profiles."

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Parents Should Come with Instruction Booklets
Parent Profiles
Lets Get TogetherThe Art of Negotiation
Leave Me AloneHow to Get Some Privacy
Planet TeenHipHop Hanging Out and Your Entourage
The Essentials of Declaring IndependenceHair Dye Piercings and Tattoos
When the Clock StrikesCurfew
HighSchool HellBad Grades and Other Scholastic Scrapes
The Road to FreedomYour Drivers License
Work ItAfterSchool Jobs Allowances and Cold Hard Cash
ParentSpeakDecoding Your Parents Catchphrases

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About the author (2011)

Sarah O'Leary Burningham was inspired to write this book when she was 16 years old. She lives in Manhattan. This is her first book.

Bella Pilar's strong ties to fashion began with work in visual display and a career as a makeup artist before going on to her true love, illustration. Bella was trained in art and fashion at both Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

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