Princess Bitchface Syndrome

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Penguin Group Australia, Jul 3, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 180 pages
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In this hard-hitting book, Michael Carr-Gregg focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls today: what to do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who behaves like a responsible adult one day and a vampish brat the next.

Part of the problem is that girls are becoming sexualised earlier, and their physical development is shooting ahead of their cognitive capacities. By the time they turn 13 they look like they're ready for anything – but they're not. Yet, argues Carr-Gegg, many parents are surrendering their authority and allowing their daughters to be fast-tracked into pseudo-adulthood. We appear to be losing it when it comes to parenting our girls and it's time to grab back the reins.

This book is a must-read for every parent with an adolescent daughter.

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As the mother of a daughter on the cusp of adolescence, and two more daughters who will be teens in the years to come, I feel in dire need of tips on navigating these often turbulent waters. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dr Michael Carr-Greggis one of Australia's most high-profile psychologists and an internationally recognised authority on teenage behaviour. He was the founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen, and has been Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics and a political lobbyist. He is currently a consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, including Reach Out and beyondblue.

Carr-Gregg has been a regular on Melbourne radio 3AW, the resident parenting expert on Channel 7's Sunrisesince 2005 and a regular on its Morning Show. He has written several bestselling books on parenting, including Surviving Adolescents, The Princess Bitchface Syndrome, Beyond Cyberbullyingand When to Really Worry, and is the 'Agony Uncle' for Girlfriend magazine. He has won many awards for his work.

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