It is one of the greatest shocks any parent faces. Your gorgeous, smart, polite child is suddenly transformed into a monosyllabic, moody teen who can hardly bear to be in the same room as their parents.
Teenagers can be trying - and parents end up feeling they can't cope.
But it needn't be impossible. Living with teenagers can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. You just need to approach it in the right way.
In this helpful, concise, practical guide, parenting expert Anne Coates guides you through how to cope with the teenage years; shows how to steer your child through to adulthood; and offers advice on how to stop them going off the rails.
It include chapters on -
Learning to Let Go Puberty & Hormones Sibling Rivals Peer Pressure First love first heartbreak Pocket money & allowances Avoiding risky behavior How to get your teenagers to talk to you Teenagers working School & education Bullying Helping your teen make decisions
'Parenting Without Tears: Living With Teens' will help you make sure your child becomes a successful, well-balanced adult. It is the guide every parent needs to help them through the most challenging years of parenting
Anne Coates is a journalist and author who has contributed to a wide range of parenting and womens magazines and well as The Guardian and The Scotsman, specialising in health, parenting and education issues.
In 2007, Anne founded the website Parenting Without Tears and, after chairing the management committee of a local nursery, and then a primary school she is now a member of Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.
Annes non-fiction books include: Your Only Child, Applying to University The Essential Guide and University A Survival Guide.