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It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed?

Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to:
Maximize your teen’s healthy development Understand what underlies her moods and behavior Implement strategies for positive results Communicate effectively about difficult issues Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter

Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608822133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608822133
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

Parents Are Guides . . . Not Doormats.

122 people found this helpful.
 on November 1, 2014
By S. Jensen
This author does make a lot of good points and really does help us to appreciate our girl’s point of view. I’ve learned a lot!

Not much help

One person found this helpful.
 on May 9, 2016
By Amazon Customer
I wanted to like this book… I wanted to get some good advice about handling my daughter’s transition form child to teen. But honestly it just didn’t do it for me. I feel like the book could have been half as long and still have said the same things. I much prefer the other book I bought at the same time, “Untangled”. That is a detailed book with great insight into the behaviors I am seeing in my daughter.

very helpful

3 people found this helpful.
 on April 19, 2014
By rebecca cohen
I bought this book on my kindle, I think it is the kind of advice/guide book that I will return to often when feeling confused or exasperated. I ordered a teen parenting book before, I forgot the title, but it was not helpful at all and it talked down to me as a parent, as if I hadn’t already thought of and tried out the obvious author’s suggestions. Like we parents didn’t get the nuances.

Enlighten Dad

3 people found this helpful.
 on June 27, 2015
By Baja Joe
This booked helped dad understand his teenage daughter & her needs to find identity & launch from the family nest. Practical & frank without any “psycho-babble”. Identifies teen behavior & the whys with solutions to support & love her through this difficult time. Always positive in uplifting.

The advice is great. I read it so fast the first time …

3 people found this helpful.
 on March 26, 2015
By Patti J Hansen
This is a must for surviving a teenage girl. After reading this, we know we are not crazy – they are. My husband and I can now not get upset at the outrageous things she says and does, and just look at each other with humor and knowing. The advice is great. I read it so fast the first time through as though my life depended on it, and now am going to read it slowly to get every bit of wisdom and knowledge. MUST READ.

Terrific advice!

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 22, 2013
By Dot
Helped a single mom and adoptive grandmother understand their 12 year old who was already thinking she was 18. Helping solve communications, attitudes especially in this tech age, with the bottom line still being limits that we both grew up with. Dr. Hemmen has a delightful writing style and I found it hard to put the book down. Her examples were “spot on”.

Great insights

 on January 26, 2018
By Constanze
I am a mother and Doctor and really like this book. Well written to point out what is normal. Had to laugh at many of the “ you might be noticing…” descriptions as they were dead on. Love my teen and the book was a great reminder of what is going on at that age without making excuses.

Five Stars

 on August 16, 2017
By EmMa
Excellent help for our granddaughter. We highly recommend this book.

Very well written

4 people found this helpful.
 on May 14, 2013
By Sarah D.
I love this book because the advice really works. I have been going through a terrible time with my teenage daughter and was desperate for help and this book gave it to me. The author obviously has lived through this and has a very clear cut way of explaining how to handle difficult situations.

A brilliant and essential survival guide (especially for clueless

One person found this helpful.
 on October 31, 2014
By ron y.
An extraordinary dissection of teen girl behavior: clear, concise and uncannily accurate! I was startled by Hemmen’s sharp insights, and moved by her compassion for kids who are trying to negotiate their way through a crazy, oversexed culture. A brilliant and essential survival guide (especially for clueless, middle-aged men like myself), and very highly recommended.