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What’s My Teenager Thinking by Tanith Carey

Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 5/5
Publisher: DK
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About The Book

Are your child’s teenage years more challenging than you ever imagined?
Do you struggle to know how to respond when your child says: ‘I hate you!’, ‘Get out of my room!’, ‘My life is over if I don’t get these grades’ or ‘Do I look fat in this?’
Despite your best efforts to say the right thing, do you often find that your suggestions are seen by your teens as ‘criticism’ and your concerns about their well-being are viewed as ‘controlling’?
At a time when our teenagers face unprecedented challenges to their mental health, it’s more important than ever for adults to find better ways to understand and connect with adolescents. What’s My Teenager Thinking? by parenting author Tanith Carey and clinical child psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin, is a new kind of book that takes a unique approach.


My Thoughts

Who says parenthood is easy?
Because believe me it isn’t! Everyday I feel like I am traveling with on a ship under a storm, the ship sinks or arrives safe at the port, depending mostly of how us (the parents) treat the situations.
I know that they are children and we are parents, we are neither perfect and we all want to “win” so this book helps the parents and teenagers to stop the conflict and find a safe place for both, because like all the relations, both sides have to recede if they want to find peace.
As always, a book is not something that you have to follow step by step, this is a guide, some tricks will help you in your day to day with your teenager (or younger children), how to connect with them and try to have a stronger relationship.
I liked how all the situations are detailed and gives some tricks to react at the moment but some good advice for a long term, so you know how to act when the situation is hot and how to arrive to a mutual accord for the next times.
I’ll admit that reading this book has scared me a lot, my son is still young, so just thinking of all the situations that will be waiting for me in a few years makes me ask why did I decide to have children! But in the other side, I know that parenthood is rewarding; the hugs, the pride you see in them when they succeed in something and the smile always in their face when they are around.
So, from a parent to another parent, this is a good book to make you prepare for the teenage years, don’t freak out (like me) when you see all the craziness that awaits for us, simply take this book as a good friend, some advice will help and some not, but it will always be there for the moments you need it!


About The Author

About Tanith Carey
Tanith Carey is a parenting author who writes on the most pressing challenges facing today’s parents. Her 11 books include ‘Taming the Tiger Parent’, ‘Girls, Uninterrupted, and ‘The Friendship Maze’. Tanith also writes on parenting, psychology and social trends for publications all over the world, and has appeared on TV and radio programmes, such as NBC Today in the US, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and You and Yours, ITV’s This Morning, the Lorraine show, and Good Morning Britain. Tanith has two teenage daughters.

About Dr Angharad Rudkin
Dr Angharad Rudkin is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years. Angharad has an independent therapy practice and teaches Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Southampton. She regularly contributes to articles on child and family wellbeing for national newspaper and magazines, and is a relationship expert for London’s Metro daily newspaper. Angharad appears on TV and radio regularly as an expert on child and family issues.