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Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

By Damour, Lisa

We expect an enormous amount from our teenage girls. Bombarded with descriptions of the competitive, global environment awaiting their daughters, today's parents can suffer intense anxiety about how to help. Our culture has stopped talking about the normal challenges that have al...ways been part of adolescent development - many parents mistake every snag for a crisis. It's up to parents to guide their daughters into adulthood, but, while academic psychologists and theorists debate various stages of normal development, we have been left without an overarching picture of what to expect when expecting a teenager, until now. In Untangled, world authority and clinical psychologist Lisa Damour provides an accessible, detailed, comprehensive guide to parenting teenage girls. Damour's starting point is the idea of strands by which girls' development can be measured, dividing the transition from childhood through adolescence to adulthood into seven, easily recognisable, phases. Girls naturally develop at different rates, typically on more than one front, and the sequence of transition will be unique to every girl. In this book, each chapter combines a phase, such as 'parting with childhood', 'harnessing emotions', and 'caring for herself', with hints and tips for both parents and their daughters, as well as a 'when to worry' section. Damour writes sympathetically and with clear explanations to provide a practical and helpful guide to knowing what to look out for, and how to deal with the phases as they happen. Untangled is a wonderful reference point for any parent, and one to share with their teenage girls too.
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ISBN 9781782395546
Released NZ 23 Mar 2016
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781782395546
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 23 Mar 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Damour, Lisa
Category Parenting Advice: Adolescent Children
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 649.125
Weight 455g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade