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Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know But Will Never Tell You

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hear your daughter’s heart…
without the angst, arguments, or arm-wrestling

Raising a teen daughter can be like trying to chart a course underwater. You can drown in an ocean of one-word answers, defensive conversations, and unpredictable outbursts, and never get anywhere. Popular teen girls’ novelist Melody Carlson helps you cut through murky, deep, uncharted and seemingly u
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Published March 17th 2009 by WaterBrook Press (first published 2009)
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Tabitha
Jan 18, 2014 Tabitha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Mom, by Melody Carlson, is the perfect read for any mom who has moments of struggle or absolute frustration in her relationship with her teenage daughter. While I was never the stereotypical teenager I do think that any mom can find at least something to take from this book and strengthen her relationship with her daughter.
Carlson might have her teenage self stuck in her body, and for your benefit! Through this book she opens the door to a teenager’s mind to the mother. Mom, if you read t
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Beth Peninger
Melody Carlson raised two boys but feels a special connection with girls. And it's totally legit to feel a special connection with girls and to be able to counsel and advise them but (could you feel that coming?) to be a mom to them is a wee bit different than mothering teen boys and living with the teen girls. :)
Dear Mom is a good book, it's clever in its style and tone. Carlson adopts the teen girl as her POV and book is written as a letter to the Mom from the teen girl. Very engaging and cle
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Clockstein Lockstein
Dear Mom by Melody Carlson is an invaluable book for mothers of teenage daughters. The book is written as a letter from a teenage daughter to her mother confessing the deepest needs and desires from her heart that your daughter will never actually reveal. First of all, I think that Carlson should cough up part of the proceeds to the actual author: my daughter. Because while Carlson's name is on the book, I swear that every word sounds as though it came straight from Molly's mouth! All kidding as ...more
Heather
Nov 12, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melody Carlson is the author of the Diary Of A Teenage Girl series. I became familiar with her writing when I had my teenage cousin Shayla living with me. Shayla would read in her bedroom and come flopping herself onto the furniture and shriek in teenage excitement that this was “the best book ever!” This endorsement from a typical, hard to please teen was enough for me to respect Melody Carlson for her ability to connect with her audience.

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Nora St Laurent
Jul 09, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melody’s new book Dear Mom, is eye opening and comforting at the same time. On the front cover it says, “Everything your teenage daughter wants you to know but will NEVER tell you.” How true is that! I did feel like these might be things my daughter would love to tell me, but wouldn’t for fear of my reaction. It is crisp, gut level honest, and dynamic. I loved it.

God didn’t send us an instruction manuel for parenting children, wouldn’t that be nice! We soon discover as parents what worked for o
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Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
This was a very cute book, but oh-so-true. It is written as a teenage daughter's letter or book to her mom. She lets us into the inner workings of the teenage girl's mind and heart - some place where we might have been once, but no longer remember. (or maybe our memories are just skewed!) I wish I would have had this book a couple of years ago. Many parts of it could have been written by either my 16 year old or my 14 year old daughters! I will also admit that my own daughters have pointed out s ...more
Valencia
Jul 02, 2014 Valencia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not too much information given in this book.
Ab
Nov 13, 2012 Ab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great reminder that my daughters are watching me and following my example -not necessarily my words.
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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspi
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