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In Love In The Time Of Contempt Joanne Fedler won’t tell you how to be the ‘perfect’ parent. She’s not a psychologist or an academic. But she is the mother of two teenagers, and she knows how it feels to be the parent of someone sprouting hair, zits and attitude all over the place.
This is a gritty, hilarious look at the day-to-day interactions with teenagers, and the tussled, frazzled and complex business of remaining mature while supporting someone to become an adult.
Fedler shares her philosophy that we are meant to parent imperfectly – our mistakes are the start of the important conversations we need to have with our kids. She guides us through enduring intermittent bouts of contempt and not taking it personally, picking the fights that are worth having, and surviving the journey from frustration, to confusion, to elation and back again.
Love In The Time Of Contempt is a funny, poignant account of the dramas and delights of parenting teenagers who know it all, who don’t yet have a fully functioning brain and who desperately need us to parent them – just not in the way we’re used to.
What do girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? Award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King has interviewed over five hundred girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school teachers, CEOs, police, counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know. Exploring a father's role in his daughter's life from both perspectives, Madonna examines the key issues that arise and helps families navigate the, sometimes, very difficult moments. This essential and insightful book reveals why daughters can turn against their fathers and explores: * Communication * Teen rebellion * Discipline * Sexual education * Divorced families * How much influence can/should a father have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship? FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS will give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both.
Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried? This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to grow and become a fabulous woman. BEING 14 gives a voice to every teen girl. Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls, talked to successful school teachers, psychologists, CEOs, police and neuroscientists to reveal the social, psychological and physical challenges every 14-year-old girl is facing today. - How much independence do they need? - What is the power of a friendship group? - How do you help build self-confidence? - Why the obsession with selfies, social media and FOMO? - How are parents unknowingly making life so much harder for them? Overwhelmingly, these young girls - on the brink of womanhood - struggle to tell their parents how they feel. That's why BEING 14 gives you the answers you are looking for. It's your daughter, talking to you. And her hope, beyond anything, is that you will listen.
Erica Neser has been working with mothers and babies as a breastfeeding consultant and infant massage Instructor for more than a decade. This text grew from the knowledge and insights she gained over years in practice, but also from the personal experience of raising three children. "I have tried to jam-pack this guide with as much practical, sensitive, baby-friendly information as possible, while keeping it in an easy-to-read format (as a friend pointed out: it must be easy on tired eyes in dim light!).
Erica Neser het meer as 'n dekade se ervaring as borsvoedingkonsultant en babamasseringinstrukteur en het deur die jare ’n spesiale belangstelling in babas se slaappatrone ontwikkel – op professionele en persoonlike vlak. Hierdie gids het begin as ’n artikel van twee bladsye vir die moeders by haar klinieke, en het aanhou groei namate sy oor die jare meer en meer geleer het oor slaap. "My doel met die gids is om jou ’n keuse van metodes en opinies te gee, sodat jy kan besluit wat die beste vir jou baba gaan werk. Ek het probeer om dit vol te laai met praktiese, sensitiewe en babavriendelike raad, maar dit steeds in ’n maklik leesbare formaat te hou (iemand het gese: ’n mens moet dit met moee oe in die halfdonker kan lees!).
Elke kind is by tye moeilik - uitdagend, uitputtend, irriterend en rebels. Dis ons taak as volwassenes om hulle reg te hanteer as ons gelukkige, selfversekerde kinders wil grootmaak. Wyse raad en duidelike voorbeelde vir die hantering van verskeie gedragsprobleme en uitdagings wat ouers ondervind. Hoofstukke oor spesifieke knelpunte soos twis tussen kinders, enkel- en stiefouerskap, geskeide ouers, kinders met spesiale behoeftes, en dissipline in die klaskamer. Wenke spesifiek vir oupas en oumas.
This inspirational book tells the stories of 50 real-life teens who've dared to change the world they live in. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teenagers about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs, and political campaigners, online and beyond. We hear about: Dillon Eisman, 18, the creator of Sew Swag that takes damaged and donated items of clothing and upcycles them for the homeless population in California. Heraa Hashmi, 19, who fights Islamophobia online. Lucy Gavaghan, who, at 14, walked into Tesco head office and persuaded them not to sell eggs from caged hens. Maya Ghazal, a refugee from Syria, now campaigning for refugees' rights, and studying to be an aviation engineer - out of gratitude to the aeroplane that brought her here. A girl from Malawi tricked into marriage now campaigning against forced marriage. The boy who cleans beaches. Niamh, 16, Marine Cadet cover girl, who talks openly about her bisexuality at school. Amika George who fights 'Period Poverty'. Seven foot tall Jesse who embraces his stature. Young carer of the year Adam. A boy with Downs, bullied at school, who is now successful actor. A boy who wore full make up every day at high school. These interviews cover race, sexuality, neurodiversity, bullying and other issues central to the lives of today's teens. This unforgettable book shows how you can survive in a social media and celebrity obsessed world by refusing to conform to other people's expectations. It shows how you can find ways to achieve against the odds. It features tips for actions you can take to create genuine impact.
There is a crisis emerging in the lives of 21st century young people, their parents, teachers and peers. The complex experiences of adolescents with permanent access to technology, growing psychological pressures, increasing competition for grades and eventually jobs mean this generation of teenagers are beset by a range of problems never encountered by their predecessors. In this book, former Head Master of Eton and bestselling author Tony Little and child and adolescent psychiatrist Herb Etkin tackle the problems faced by adolescents and set out how to combat them. Adolescence: How to Survive It covers a range of subjects from what adolescence actually is, to challenges such as drug use and discipline, character and wellbeing. The book sets adolescence in context before Little and Etkin engage in a series of question-and-answer dialogues to tackle key issues which are relevant and useful to anyone working or living with adolescents, and the teenagers themselves. Like Tony Little's bestselling An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education (`Little's 10 top tips for dealing with adolescents are alone worth the cover price' Sunday Times) this is a highly readable and indispensable book for parents, teachers and young people alike.
Cyberbullying, sexting, alcohol, drugs, unwanted pregnancies, bullying, academic disinterest, and eating disorders are just some of the worries parents face today. However, these situations or behaviors can be avoided if children are educated in values from an early age. Dr. Deanna Mason explains how, through proactive parenting techniques, parents can prevent future behavioral problems in their children while guiding their progression towards adulthood. This is a practical guide with tools and tips to help parents successfully instill values while supporting and advising teens. The book presents real situations that teenagers confront to help parents understand what is going on inside their children and why they behave in certain ways.
When you’re pregnant you think: ‘I’m having a baby’, not a person who will eventually catch trains by themselves, share a fridge with ten strangers, go to a festival in Croatia without succumbing to a drug overdose, and one day, bring you a gin and tonic when your mother is dying.
We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike, when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and mild, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who isn’t interested in the wisdom we have to pass on. But with great honesty and refreshingly bracing wit, Stephanie Calman shows that adolescence in fact begins much earlier, around the age of seven.
And having nurtured them through every stage of development, from walking to school by themselves to their first all-night party, you find yourself alone – bereaved even – as they skip off to university without a second glance.
Candid, touching and very, very funny, Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years offers hope to despairing and exhausted parents everywhere. Read it and discover that your teenager is not the enemy after all.
Leading clinical psychologist Lisa Damour identifies the seven key phases marking the journey from girlhood to womanhood, and offers practical advice for those raising teenage girls. We expect an enormous amount from our teenage girls in a world where they are bombarded with messages about how they should look, behave, succeed. Yet we also speak as though adolescence is a nightmare rollercoaster ride for both parent and child, to be endured rather than enjoyed. In Untangled, world authority and clinical psychologist Lisa Damour provides an accessible, detailed, comprehensive guide to parenting teenage girls. She believes there is a predictable blueprint for how girls grow; seven easily recognisable 'strands' of transition from childhood through adolescence and on to adulthood. Girls naturally develop at different rates, typically on more than one front, and the transition will be unique to every girl. Each chapter describes a phase, such as 'contending with adult authority' and 'entering the romantic world', with hints and tips for parents and daughters, and a 'when to worry' section. Damour writes sympathetically and clearly, providing a practical and helpful guide for any parent, and for teenage girls too.
...a message to the Black Youth.
This is a compilation of individual essays written during the summer-fall of 1992. The essays are designed to inspire thought within the Black Mind. These writings are primarily targeted toward the Black Youth of this day, of which I am a part of. I am not a "Master" of these teachings, but these teachings I wish to "Master."
"They" say that my generation is not intelligent enough to read a book. I say that "They" are wrong. It is just that "They" are not writing about anything of interest that is relevant to our lives!
And when "They" do write something, they have to write in the perfect "King's English" to impress their Harvard Professors! Here we are with a book in one hand, and a dictionary in the other, trying to understand what in the hell the author is talking about!
If you have got something to say, just say it! We are not impressed by your 27-letter words, or your Shakespearian style of writing. The Black Youth of today don't give a damn about Shakespeare!!! This ain't no damn poetry contest! Wear are dealing with the life, blood, and salvation of our entire Black Nation!
If you want to reach the People, you have to embrace us where we are, and then take us where we need to go. So, these writings are from my generation and for my generation with respect and love.
If no one will teach, love and guide us, then we will teach love and guide ourselves.
Rob Parsons explains how to cope with this often disruptive period in a family's life and how to continue feeling close to your teenagers as they grow up and become increasingly independent. He gives clear and easy to follow advice making sure that you will not feel on your own and you will be able to make the most of your precious time with your children. 'Insightful and practical. It will help every parent navigate those turbulent teenage years.' - David Lumsdon, Educational Psychology Academic and Professional Tutor, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 'This incredible book will save not just our relationships with our children, but our sanity. And the really lucky ones will discover it before their kids are teenagers.' - Parentalk 'It was as if somebody turned on a light. This book whispered to me, 'You're not the worst mother on the face of the earth. This stuff with your teenager is normal.' - Jennie, mother of three teenagers
With more than five million copies in print all around the world,
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" is the ultimate teenage
success guide--now updated for the digital age.
Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried? This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to become a fabulous woman. BEING 14 gives a voice to every teen girl in Australia. Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school principals, psychologists, CEOs, police, guidance and neuroscientists to reveal the social, psychological and physical challenges every 14-year-old girl is facing today. -How much independence do they need? -What is the power of a friendship group? -How do you help build self-confidence? -Why the obsession with selfies, social media and FOMO? -How are parents unknowingly making life so much harder for them? Overwhelmingly, these young girls - on the brink of womanhood - struggle to tell their parents how they feel. That's why BEING 14 gives you the answers you are looking for. It's your daughter, talking to you. And her hope, beyond anything, is that you will listen.
This book tells parents how to raise the thorny issue of drugs with their children and gives advice on ways to have this important conversation. It provides clear, up to date, accurate information about 'psychoactive' drugs and their effects, and contains many case studies and actual example conversations between parents and children.
No, it's not easy raising teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions--in this problem-solving parent's guide from the bestselling author of "Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy"
How should you respond when your teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes? Is pregnant, or flunking out? You'll find the answers here--right at your fingertips--in this quick-reference manual from one of the leading experts on adolescent behavior. As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father of two teens himself, Dr. Michael Bradley understands how teenagers can drive you crazy. Offering practical "first response" advice, he tells you exactly what to do and what NOT to do in about every scenario you'll ever face with your kid, from messy rooms and monstrous moods to drug abuse and depression.
If you own a teen (or feel owned by one) the experts agree you need this book
." . . a wonderful, straightforward, and extremely helpful book.
Michael Bradley's advice is always compassionate, very much on the
mark, and, above all, realistic."
"Raising teens can be quite a bumpy ride. "When Things Get Crazy
with Your Teen" supplies an easy-to-read, practical, and valuable
road map for the trip."
"Exceptional. . . . This is a book that I will highly recommend,
not just to parents of my adolescent patients but for all parents
attempting to raise teenagers in today's complex and stress-filled
"Parents will find fresh insights and concrete, no-nonsense help throughout . . .." --Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of "How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk"
A research-based guide to debunking commonly misunderstood myths about adolescence Great Myths of Adolescence contains the evidence-based science that debunks the myths and commonly held misconceptions concerning adolescence. The book explores myths related to sex, drugs and self-control, as well as many others. The authors define each myth, identify each myth's prevalence and present the latest and most significant research debunking the myth. The text is grounded in the authors' own research on the prevalence of belief in each myth, from the perspective of college students. Additionally, various pop culture icons that have helped propagate the myths are discussed. Written by noted experts, the book explores a wealth of topics including: The teen brain is fully developed by 18; Greek life has a negative effect on college students academically; significant mood disruptions in adolescence are inevitable; the millennial generation is lazy; and much more. This important resource: Shatters commonly held and topical myths relating to gender, education, technology, sex, crime and more Based in empirical and up-to-date research including the authors' own Links each myth to icons of pop culture who/which have helped propagate them Discusses why myths are harmful and best practices related to the various topics A volume in the popular Great Myths of Psychology series Written for undergraduate students studying psychology modules in Adolescence and developmental psychology, students studying childhood studies and education studies, Great Myths of Adolescence offers an important guide that debunks misconceptions about adolescence behavior. This book also pairs well with another book by two of the authors, Great Myths of Child Development.
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