Item description for "Like Whatever": The Insider's Guide to Raising Teens (Capital Ideas for Parenting) by Rebecca Kahlenberg...
Your teen may think he or she is almost an adult who doesn t need your advice. Not!! You as a parent still have much influence over your kids during this last stage of childhood. In Like, Whatever, 15 experts who are also parents help you navigate through these challenging parenting waters, offering savvy and practical tips on a wide range of current teen-related issues: Money, sex, risky behaviors, health, athletics, faith, discipline, single and blended families, travel, games, generosity of spirit, and others. Each chapter features personal stories, interviews with experts, the latest research, and useful resources to help make these years more understandable, more bearable, and (gulp!) more fun for you as a parent.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 14, 2008
Publisher Capital Books
ISBN 1933102470 ISBN13 9781933102474
Reviews - What do customers think about "Like Whatever": The Insider's Guide to Raising Teens (Capital Ideas for Parenting)?
Outstanding Anthology Jun 2, 2008
Imagine having a collection of the best articles of the decade on parent-teen relations in one volume. Then check out this splendid book. All the essays are up-to-date and together provide a tome of uncommonly good sense. The essay on driving is clearly a life-saver, as are, potentially, others, including sex, intoxication, health, sports. The writers' diverse voices read like...well-edited!
Reality, but with optimism May 6, 2008
Anyone with a teenager in their life can glean inspiration from the author-parents who have successfully shepherded an adolescent through challenges, some virtually unknown a generation ago. Suggestions for realistic boundaries using personal examples, as well as an impressive bibliography for each topic, make this both a reference book and reads like an advice column with real characters. The authors offer a very balanced and common sense approach which inspires camaraderie among parents who seek a positive outcome for their family.
Helpful and Entertaining Apr 9, 2008
Like, Whatever is a rich resource for parents of teens or pre-teens. It includes serious research, lots of practical advice, plus funny anecdotes from the fifteen parents who each contributed a chapter. I loved this idea in the chapter "Teens & Driving": to make teaching parallel parking less scary, ask "Just how much trouble do you think you can get into going one mile an hour?" Each section reads like a conversation with a very smart, experienced friend, and includes helpful "Take-Away Tips." I will be reading the chapter on college admissions next. The most important "take-away" is the guidance the writers give parents who, against all odds, want to build strong relationships with their teens.