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Overview An invaluable guide for mothers of teenage girls offers aid on dealing with the tempestuous emotional ups and downs that comes with adolescence, including advice on parenting with love and the path to true growth for both mothers and daughters. Original.
Publishers Description ""I don't know why my daughter is so angry. She yells at me all the time " " ""Our daughter comes home, goes straight to her room, turns on her CD player and won't talk to anyone- especially "me."" " ""The emotional ups and downs of our daughter's life make us "all" feel like we're on a roller coaster." " Navigating an adolescent daughter's emotional life is one of a mom's toughest challenges. A teenage girl's volatile emotions can seemingly toss her-and you-like a hurricane. When a scary external world and a turbulent internal world collide, the result is sometimes overwhelming and confusing. What can you do to protect your relationship with your daughter, guide her through this chaotic time, and assure her you are truly on her side? Your Adolescent Daughter' s Struggles Can Help Her-and You-to Grow and Thrive. The good news is you are equipped with the most powerful resource available for maintaining and developing connection with your daughter: a mother's heart. Learn how you can use hand-in-hand mothering skills to become the ally your daughter needs-parenting out of love, not fear-and find out how you both can experience dramatic, life-changing growth in the process.
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Sharon Hersh is a licensed professional counselor and the mother of two teenagers. She is the author of ""Mom, I Feel Fat!" Becoming Your Daughter's Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image" and "Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon." A sought-after speaker for retreats and conferences, Sharon lives with her family in Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about "Mom, I Hate My Life!": Becoming Your Daughter's Ally Through the Emotional Ups and Downs of Adolescence?
pop psychology mush Nov 4, 2005
I got this book hoping it would be helpful. It was very heavy on the side of psychology, which is of very little help in parenting or life. If a reader feels the field of psychology is worth while, they will probably find this book to be of use. While there were some good points they were few and far between. While readers of books can eat the meat and spit out the bones, this was something like trying to eat tilapia.
DAD'S CAN READ THIS TOO! Sep 9, 2005
This is a marvelous parenting book - for moms and dads. And as a father of sons I want to also understand the psyche of young women that ultimately will enter my world through my boys. Thank you Sharon for an insightful, encouraging book!
I give this to all of my friends May 18, 2005
I loved this book. I have read practically every book that has been written on parenting teenaged daughters and this one is far and away the best. It is hopeful, helpful and realistic. I buy it for all of my friends with teenaged daughters.
hope for "guilty" moms Aug 19, 2004
We're all guilty of failing our daughters at points - what I loved about Sharon Hersh's book, is that she encourages us not to sit in self-condemnation or to jump to condemning our daughters, but to mother from a better place. Hersh's book acts as a guide, walking before us, as we seek to walk alongside our daughters. Instead of fearing, we can look forward to what we both can attain together. It is a gracious approach to parenting that left me with the desire to love my girls with a hopeful heart. And her practical suggestions for thought and discussion are most welcome. We even took the book on a mother-daughter road trip, and had dear talks that I believe will be rattling around in their brains for awhile. Thank you Ms. Hersh for giving your heart to the mother-daughter relationship.
A book to give and recommend to Moms everywhere! Jun 16, 2004
As a registered dietitian, I loved and continue to promote author, Sharon Hersh's book, "Mom, I Feel Fat" to mother's of teen girls who I work with. I could not put her new book down and reflected on the Moms I knew who needed to get a copy of this book. It is written in "real" language and Sharon bravely shares her stories between her and her own daughter, showing the reader a Mom who is real and has walked the talk. I especially liked Sharon's introduction in which she said that problems that may be faced with your daughter are not the end of the story but the beginning of a great adventure. Moms are encouraged throughout the book to believe in their daughter's "becoming" and are given workable ways to model positive behavior to their daughter and ultimately connect with their daughter no matter what the situation. Each chapter has a section for the reader to reflect and journal called 'Just for You' and another area for both mom and daughter to begin a conversation with 'Just for the two of you'. Sharon is not afraid to tackle the tough topics of eating disorders, cutting and self-injury, and depression, all issues that every Mom could face and may be living as she reads this book. For anyone working with adolescent girls or for the Mom who needs inspiration and tools to survive adolescence with her teen daughter, MOM, I HATE MY LIFE! will help prevent the " the loss of the daughter to the mother, the mother to the daughter, (which) is the essential female tragedy" as quoted by Adrienne Rich in Chapter 4.