A guide to surviving and thriving through your daughter's teenage years.
What is the best thing about being a teenage girl right now?
‘My friends!’ ‘Independence!’ ‘Discovering who I am.’
What is the worst thing about being a teenage girl?
‘My friends.’ ‘Not knowing what the future holds.’ ‘Pressure to be perfect and look a certain way.’
What do teenage girls wish they could talk to us about?
‘I’m sick of pretending to be happy all the time.’ ‘My face; if anyone is ever going to love me despite how grotesque my face is.’ ‘I sometimes don’t want to be here.’
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There has never been a better time to be a teenage girl. But perhaps there has never been a harder time. Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson interviewed and surveyed close to 400 teenage girls to find out about the challenges our daughters face with social media, friends, boys, anxiety, identity and more.
In Miss-Connection, he draws on their responses as well as cutting-edge psychology research to explain how we can help and connect with our teenage daughters while recognising the reality of their world and offering reassurance and solutions.
The print book Miss-Connection is published by ABC Books.