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The Roller-coaster Years

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For the 20 million parents of 10- to 15-year-olds, The Roller-Coaster Years is a lively guide to mastering the ups and downs of early adolescence. Every parent knows about the terrible twos and the brooding teens, but few have anticipated the wild ride of these magical yet maddening years that can provide all the thrills and chills of a carnival ride.

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Paperback, 328 pages
Published March 5th 1998 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published 1997)
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Sandee
I guess, if anything, this book reminded me to be empathetic and helped me see that I wasn't totally screwing up navigating the teen years with my daughter. There was some helpful advice, some scary statistics, and some hope for the future!! I usually do not relate to parenting books but this one was ok.
Kim
Nice overview of 10-15 yr olds/"Middlers": Kids this age develop sophisticated reasoning & sense of humor, still need and seek approval of adults, believe they can make a difference, develop personal values, sympathetic and (with guidance) will meet needs of others. I found the parenting advice to be extremely basic, though.
Kathy
The counselor at school suggested that we read and discuss this book with any parents interested in being involved with this book-club activity. This book is about understanding how best to live with/teach with middle-school students. It was accurate and informative.
Susan
Great book for parents of "middlers" (kids aged 10-14). It gave me a good insight on what kids that age are going through mentally and physically. Hopefully, it helps me understand and love my middlers even more.
LaDawn
I read this book when my oldest daughter was around 12. It did help explain a bit of what she was going through. And I remember my own "roller coaster years" all too well!
Anne
Glad I read it, but really wish it was updated for modern times esp. vis a vis media/tech. It has helped me think through and anticipate life with my "middler."
Maria
One of the few books that talks specifically about the period before tweens/teens, i.e. 10 years old.
Jennifer
First good one I have seen on the in between years. Child manual.
Anne
Enjoyable trip down memory lane by a witty author
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