Synopses & Reviews
From "queen bees" to "gamma girls" to the "odd girl out," adolescent girls are all over the news. But whether a girl is popular or struggling to fit in, outgoing or reserved, her mother worries about how she is coping with her new, often scary, teenage social world: Who is she with, what is she really doing, is she safe and, of course, is she happy? In this essential survival guide, Roni Cohen-Sandler teaches parents to "use their BRAIN"—Be flexible, Respectful, Attuned, Involved, and Non-controlling—to build trust and help their daughters navigate these complex social waters. Addressing such issues as popularity, boyfriends, parties and partying, discipline, privacy, body image, and identity, Cohen-Sandler provides a new model for parenting adolescent daughters for today's generation of mothers.
More help for mothers of teen girls is offered by the author of the national bestseller, "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!" Cohen-Sandler introduces a five-step approach to parenting teens effectively using the concept of BRAIN: Being flexible, Respectful, Attuned, Involved, and Noncontrolling.
Following on the heels of "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!," Roni Cohen-Sandler offers mothers a practical and intelligent approach to dealing with the social life of teenage girls. Filled with strategies, sample dialogues, and guidelines, this book addresses such topics as parties and partying, body image and identity, setting limits, discipline, and much more.
About the Author
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in the issues of women and adolescent girls. Her work has appeared in many national publications, and her television and radio appearances include Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, CBS News, and NPR. She is a frequent lecturer to lay and professional audiences.
Table of Contents
"Trust Me, Mom - Everyone Else Is Going!" Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Moms, Take Heart: A New Outlook
Chapter 2. Revisiting Your Approach: Teen Parenting 101
Chapter 3. Shaping Her Sense of Self: Adolescent Development
Chapter 4. Daily Issues, Daily Choices: Discussions
Chapter 5. To Snoop or Not to Snoop: Information Gathering
Chapter 6. When She's Caught: Trouble
Chapter 7. Truth and Consequences: Discipline
Chapter 8. Circling of the Wagonettes: Friendship
Chapter 9. Love and Lust: Romance
Chapter 10. Parties and Partying: Socializing
Chapter 11. Making Her Way: Letting Go