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At Last! A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Teens
Hormones. Rebellion. Moodiness. Peer pressure. No parent can be fully prepared for all the challenges associated with adolescence.
Fortunately, The Teen Owner’s Manual is here to answer your most pressing questions: How can I teach my teenager to make smart decisions? How do I keep her safe on the Web? How do I get him to communicate? How and when should I talk to her about sex? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers right here—courtesy of parenting author Sarah Jordan and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Janice Hillman.
The Baby Owner's Manual has taught more than 350,000 readers how to operate their newborns and infants. But what happens when your adorable bundle of joy morphs into a strange, snarling, hormone-fueled adolescent?
In The Teen Owner's Manual, Sarah Jordan and Dr. Janice Hillman show how to navigate every stage of raising adolescents, from the first signs of puberty to the day your children leave the nest. Along the way, you'll learn how to have The Sex Talk, how to handle peer pressure, and techniques for managing moodiness. You'll even discover ways to get a monosyllabic teen to speak in full sentences-and maybe even take out the trash.
Illustrated in the trademark techy style of Quirk's Owner s Manual series (more than 1,000,000 books sold worldwide), The Teen Owner's Manual is the perfect resource for frazzled parents everywhere.
Provides advice and tips for parenting teenagers, tackling such topics as puberty, academic problems, bullies, teenage sex and dating, and parent-child communication.
About the Author
Sarah Jordan is a National Magazine Award nominated author who has written for magazines and newspapers including Parents and Parenting. She is the author of The Pregnancy Instruction Manual and coauthor of The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children. Janice Hillman, M.D., FACP, is an adolescent medicine specialist and has been practicing in the University of Pennsylvania Health System for more than 20 years. Named consistently as one of Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Docs,” she frequently lectures to parent and student groups. Dr. Hillman expresses profound gratitude to her family, friends, and patients for their support, confidence, and trust. She cites her greatest achievement, both personally and professionally, as the successful navigation of the teenager years with her two young adult daughters, Jennifer and Abigail.