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How Can You Say That?
by Amy Lynch
There isn't a parent on the planet who hasn't wished she could take back a painful remark or cutting comment made to her daughter--and the same is true for girls. This new book explores scenarios and offers practical advice from experts on how to turn hurtful conversations into parent-daughter exchanges that promote forgiveness and protect one of the most important ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by American Girl Publishing Inc
(first published September 2003)
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Lots of good pragmatic advice. It's geared towards parents of preteens and teens but it's good advice to remember going forward. I will implement some advice, like allowing your daughter to keep her room like she wants it rather than nagging all the time to pick everything up... It's hard but there is value in allowing them individuality.
I really loved this book. It gives situations that happen every day and how to best deal with them with pre-teen/teenage girls. Sometimes I just need some help putting the words in my mouth of what to say to my kids, and this is one I'll keep handy as a refresher guide.