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The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years

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For many parents the thought of the teen years holds more dread than all the sleepless nights of infancy and scraped knees of childhood combined. After all, teens are obstinate, inconsiderate, and defiant; they sulk and stress; they are prone to bad decisions and unreasonable behavior.

Given the option, most parents would happily skip the storms of adolescence and move rig
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 9th 2007 by Crown (first published 2007)
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Mad Dog
Jun 29, 2010 Mad Dog rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ach!!!! I am not saying that this book does not have some useful (for some) lists and information in it, but I am saying that it exists in a parallel ideal universe that is not much like the universe we live in.

I read about a 1/3 of the book, but could not finish.

My biggest complaint against this book:
All of the examples are so simple and so clean. 'Jake is a good at guitar and wants to be good at swimming. Jake is a little discouraged about his swimming. So I (the parent) remind him that he i
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