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Whatever!: A down-to-earth guide to parenting teenagers

Alison Baverstock, Gill Hines

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Prose: non-fiction, Advice on parenting

A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling essential guide to parenting a teenager.

Do you find bringing up teenagers more of a pain than a pleasure?

Raising teenagers can test parental love to breaking point, particularly if you have previously enjoyed a close and loving relationship. The child whose every joy and sadness you shared has suddenly become taller than you, louder than you, with an inside knowledge of all your failings - and a sudden urge to point them out. What's more, this newly arrived creature may spend half their life glued to a gadget, talk and dress in a way you find alien and respond to all queries with a grunt or a dismissal - whilst expecting ever-greater financial hand-outs.

Help is however at hand. This completely revised and updated edition of a parenting classic is full of advice to help teenagers, their parents and the rest of the family. It offers a wealth of sound advice plus tried and tested strategies for every aspect of life with a teen - from alcohol to cyberbullying, sexting to household chores - which you can put into practice immediately. You'll quickly wonder how you ever managed without this book.

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Praise for Whatever!: A down-to-earth guide to parenting teenagers

  • This could just be the book that restores your sanity. - The Daily Mail

  • All power to these two authors. There's a real understanding of young people and practical advice, such as what you can and cannot control in your teenager's life. This book offers the comfort of self-recognition, and assurance that others must be having the same experiences. A good book for parents and, perhaps, for form tutors, especially those with no children of their own. - Times Educational Supplement

  • Masses of practical ideas about how to help teenagers feel good about themselves, how to keep family communications open and how to deal with problems, from parties to swearing. - Independent

  • Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock have a light touch, even when they're dealing with serious issues. Their suggestions are easy to read, and simple to put into practice. - Jacqueline Wilson, OBE

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Alison Baverstock

Dr Alison Baverstock is an academic, author and mother of four.

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