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Publisher Description

In the follow-up to her bestselling book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Dr. Wendy Mogel shows parents how to navigate the teenage years.

When a child becomes a teenager, her sense of entitlement and independence grows, the pressure to compete skyrockets, and communication becomes fraught with obstacles. Dr. Wendy Mogel emphasizes empathy and guidance over micromanaging teens’ lives and overreacting to missteps. She reveals that emotional outbursts, rudeness, rule-breaking, staying up late, and other worrisome teen behaviors are in fact normal and necessary steps in psychological growth and character development to be met with thoughtful care, not anxiety. With her signature wit and warmth, Mogel gives parents the tools to do so, offering reassuring advice on:

· why influence is more effective than control
· teenage narcissism
· living graciously with rudeness
· the surprising value of ordinary work
· why risk is essential preparation for the post–high school years
· when to step in and when to step back

The Blessing of a B Minus is an important and inspiring book that will fortify parents through the teenage years.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2010
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Scott Spain ,

Blessing of a B Minus

I loved the common sense, no fear approach. I am a Christian and I found the Judaism customs and traditions interesting and beautiful and also they gave me an illustration of the result we are all trying to "achieve" in our child/teen-rearing. Although, I may teach a few life lessons differently, the big picture is we need to feel encouraged to let our children experience life and not tempted to carry them through life. I appreciated the author's experience and expertise. The "scripts" are also most helpful.

Jdfitzie ,

Very Helpful

even a Catholic found it very helpful and practical!

Jumper3.5 ,

Yay

Fantastic! And who are those wonderful kids on the cover? Lol

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