NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‚Ä¢¬†Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School‚Äôs Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter‚Äôs erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what‚Äôs going on, prepares parents for what‚Äôs to come, and lets them know when it‚Äôs time to worry.
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In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct‚Äîand absolutely normal‚Äîdevelopmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including
‚Ä¢ My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? ‚Ä¢ Do I tell my teen daughter that I‚Äôm checking her phone? ‚Ä¢ My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? ‚Ä¢ Where‚Äôs the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? ‚Ä¢ My teenage daughter wants to know why I‚Äôm against pot when it‚Äôs legal in some states. What should I say? ‚Ä¢ My daughter‚Äôs friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl‚Äôs mother to let her know?
Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.
Praise for Untangled‚ÄúFinally, there‚Äôs some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I‚Äôve come across in a long time.‚Äù‚ÄîThe Washington Post
‚ÄúAnna Freud wrote in 1958, ‚ÄòThere are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.‚Äô In the intervening decades, the transition doesn‚Äôt appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.‚Äù‚ÄîThe Boston Globe
‚ÄúDamour offers a hopeful, helpful new way for parents to talk about‚Äîand with‚Äîteenage girls. . . . Parents will want this book on their shelves, next to established classics of the genre.‚Äù‚ÄîPublishers Weekly
‚ÄúFor years people have been asking me for the ‚Äògirl equivalent of Raising Cain,‚Äô and I haven’t known exactly what to recommend. Now I do.‚Äù‚ÄîMichael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain
‚ÄúAn essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development.‚Äù‚ÄîRosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes ‚ÄúA gem. From the moment I read the last page I‚Äôve been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents.‚Äù‚ÄîWendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
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