Subtitle An A-Z of Adolescence from Argumentative to Zits
So, you're having a teenager? Congratulations/Commiserations. Worried about drugs? We recommend Valium, wine and HRT. Happy you survived the toddler tantrums? Let us introduce you to the eye roll, the cold shoulder and the incoherent mumble. On the bright side, you've reduced your need for Google; your adolescent is now able to frequently correct, hector and lecture you with their strong opinion on everything. And if you feel tired, you're not imagining it. Teen years are like dog years, for every year your teen ages, you age seven. You need a survival guide for the testing times ahead.
This is the first generation parenting through social media. Parenting tactics must change. So … You’re Having a Teenager provides tips from two parents living through these changing times. Friends, next-door neighbours and fellow mums of teens Sarah Macdonald and Cathy Wilcox have seen it all and produced this straight talking, not entirely sarcastic, informative guide to what for many parents are the most challenging years in the role. From A is for Argumentative, Awkward and Angst, to Z is for Zits and Zzzzzs.
There is no need to grin and bear it, just let it out. Raising a teenager is difficult. This is the perfect book to get you over the hump. You don’t need to do it alone. So … You’re Having a Teenager is here to help you get through the trials of raising teens. Because having a toddler is a doddle...