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Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know but Will Never Tell Youby Melody Carlson
Synopses & Reviews
Hear your daughter's heart…
without the angst, arguments, or arm-wrestling
Raising a teen daughter can be like trying to chart a course underwater. You can drown in an ocean of one-word answers, defensive conversations, and unpredictable outbursts, and never get anywhere. Popular teen girls' novelist Melody Carlson helps you cut through murky, deep, uncharted and seemingly unsafe waters so you can hear what your daughter's really trying to tell you through her anger, silence, and mixed messages:
"I need you, but I won't admit it."
"I’m not as confident as I appear.”
“I have friends. I need a mother.”
Instead of focusing on outward behaviors, "Dear Mom "captures your daughter's heart and soul. You "can" know your daughter’s hopes and fears, doubts and dreams about her identity, guys, friendships, and even you. And you can connect on a deeper, more intimate level that will carry both you and your daughter through the stormy seas of life.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
About the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than three million copies. Beloved for her Diary of a Teenage Girl and Notes from a Spinning Planet series, she’s also the author of the women’s novels Finding Alice (in production now for a Lifetime-TV movie), Crystal Lies, On This Day, These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking, and A Mile in My Flip-Flops. A mother of two grown sons, Melody lives in central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. She’s a full-time writer and an avid gardener, biker, skier, and hiker.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Things I don't like about me — Things I don't like about you — Relationships confuse me sometimes — I need you but you can't make me admit it — You say you listen but sometimes I just need to be heard — Why I need secrets and privacy and time to myself — Your lectures don't work and here's why — Just because I said, "nothing" doesn't mean I actually meant it — I'm watching you even when you're not looking — I'm not as confident as maybe I appear to be — I already have friends I need a mother — We may have similarities but I am not you — I need rules but they need to make sense — I want to know about guys not about you and dad — I fight back to remind myself my opinions count! — I'm afraid sometimes — What I need more than anything — Last words because you knew I'd get the last word, right?
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