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Book about parenting teenagers

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robinwasntred Mon 07-Jan-19 13:10:32

I don't have many clues to identify this, but I was sitting next to someone on the tube recently who was reading a kindle book about teenagers and why they behave the way they do, tips on how to deal with stroppiness, mood swings, unreasonableness, etc. I didn't want to admit to reading over her shoulder, so didn't ask the title. I've looked on Amazon and there are dozens of books on this topic - can anyone recommend one?

OneStepMoreFun Mon 07-Jan-19 15:01:54

One of the most famous and good ones is Blame My Brain by Nicola Morgan. It's widely recommended.

I quite like Positive Parenting for Teens, because I really love and trust that way of parenting, and it's helped me since DC were toddlers. But I don;t think the teen book is especially great, just a rehash of their usual stuff. Still worth reading, though.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 07-Jan-19 16:44:56

Could it have been Get out of my life!?

robinwasntred Mon 07-Jan-19 22:18:54

JiltedJohnsJulie I think that might be it. I think the one I saw on the train had quotes from parents like this one does. I'm going to order a copy.

Thanks also OneStepMoreFun - I'll look at those as well. Is this the Positive Parenting for Teens one?

I used to like a book called Raising Happy Children when my kids were younger, but I've never read a book about teens - eldest is 18 now so maybe I've left it a bit late grin.

DramaAlpaca Mon 07-Jan-19 22:21:39

I found Get Out of My Life very helpful with teens, and also Blame My Brain.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 08-Jan-19 20:27:54

I thought it might be as it’s come recommended in the Teenage Section regularly. She was probably a MNer grin

robinwasntred Tue 08-Jan-19 21:45:44

Ha ha, probably - I should have started typing my question as I read over her shoulder and seen what happened. It wasn't you was it? grin

steppemum Tue 08-Jan-19 21:51:32

One of the best is Get out of my life, but first take me and Alex into town!

I love it because it is very laid back. Didn't agree with it all, but found it helpful.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 08-Jan-19 22:03:27

No, not me this time. Although I have been meaning to read it. Must add it to the “too read” list smile

domesticslattern Thu 17-Jan-19 22:57:23

If it was a hardback, it's quite likely to be this one which was published and won a prize last year- Inventing ourselves- The secret life of the teenage brain by Sarah-Jayne Blackmore. It's vv good.

robinwasntred Fri 18-Jan-19 10:46:29

That one looks interesting too. I'm reading Get Out of My Life at the moment and I think it was probably the book I saw on the train, but will add this to my list.

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