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Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter [Kindle Edition]

Lucie Hemmen
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"Parenting a Teen Girl will help parents understand their daughters' behavior and experiences and create healthier connections with them. Through real-life examples and reflective exercises, Hemmen encourages parents to increase their self-awareness and teaches them to choose their responses rather than react to the chaos that life with a teen daughter can create." --Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens," "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens," and "Calming the Emotional Storm"

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A workbook to give parents tools and skills that combine the optimistic approach of Positive Psychology with the proven effectiveness of CBT to help them parent their teen daughter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (1 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ML4U9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A helpful guide 18 Nov 2012
By Jack
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this along with Dr Leman's 'Have a New Teenager by Friday' as our daughter is entering these difficult times and starting to show some challenging behaviour. While Leman's book was near useless (reviewed separately), this is a clear, well-written book that covers exactly what the title says. It manages to convey psychology well in everyday language without talking down to the reader and provided some real insights into the reasons teenage girls behave as they do. The tips and coping strategies offered by Hemmen are realistic and the couple I've already put into practice are having good results. In all, well recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very accurate, informative, helpful and honest! 24 Sep 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wise voice 7 Aug 2012
By Jesse Burgess MFT - Published on
Perhaps the most striking thing about Lucie Hemmen's book is the sense the reader gets that here is a person who truly likes teenage girls.

Authors of books on adolescence and parenting tend to be either pedantic about -or worse- hostile towards their subjects. Dr. Hemmen's friendly, reassuring style serves as a balm to the alienation that can arise between parents and daughters at the onset of adolescence. Of note is the fact that her examples are frequently oriented towards fathers - a group often marginalized in discussions of teen girls.

This book pairs the most commonsense of observations with current brain research. Many of her "scripts" for parents involve connecting the dots between healthy choices and positive outcomes. Dr. Hemmen exhibits a certain mastery in piecing out examples of positive direction in arenas like social networking or cell phone use. The discussion of hot button issues is among the best Ive seen. Her reassuring voice is at its apex as she differentiates between teen exploration and red flag behaviors.

As a clinician working with teens and a parent of an adolescent i found the most useful sections of the book to be those focusing on tools and resources. Dr. Hemmen seems to have an endless capacity for presenting dilemmas along with a variety of solutions. Thus we are "parented" as we read the book. Truly a wise voice and a welcome addition to the literature of parenting.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Did you know that driving you nuts is part of your daughter's healthy development?" 6 Aug 2012
By Chad Herendeen - Published on
Dr. Hemmen provides us with a wonderful combination of humor and heart. I found myself laughing throughout while being given tender insights to the nature and development of the teenage girl. I admit I had a lot of "Aha!" moments.
There's a sense of relief when she provides recognizable examples and says, "It's okay. This is normal. Try it this way and see what happens."
The book is thorough, easy to read, and easy to relate. It provides suggestions and encouragement with everything from conversations starters to taking care of oneself. A favorite chapter of mine addresses technology and social networking. `Taming the Tech Tiger' was a great chapter!
I picked up the book feeling some anxiety. I laid it down with more understanding and a feeling that this will all turn out okay.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High praise, even from my teen daughter! 24 Jun 2013
By Allison C Livingston - Published on
This book got the highest praise possible. My daughter who doesn't like much, said, "I love this book. It really gets me." After I read her sections of the book. Especially about needing a "crash zone" after putting it out there and holding it all together throughout the day. So much of this book helped me see the world through her eyes, which helps me be more patient and understanding. Good to realize, as it sometimes feels like she is attacking me, when in reality she is just having a coping flop. The author does seem to "get" teen girls so is able to find the right balance of, Don't let them keep up disrespectful behavior, and yet be compassionate and understanding so you can help them choose other ways to express themselves. I recommend this book for both parents and teens.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No longer feeling lost and confused! 7 April 2013
By Michelle Proudfoot - Published on
I could echo most of the other reviews. This book was so enlightening! I found my thoughts and feelings in this book, but what was great is that I found answers on what to do and what to say! Like someone else said, this is the child manual we should all have been given! Most of the other books I considered were more "researchy" as this has practical information and leaves out all the reasons why teenagers are the way they are and just tells you what to do. Definitely would recommend this book!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Advice With Heart 18 Oct 2012
By J. Nussbaum - Published on
As others have mentioned, Dr. Hemmen's obvious enjoyment of and appreciation for teen girls is evident throughout the book. She writes thoughtfully, respectfully, and with plenty of first-hand knowledge and humor as both a mother of and counselor to young women about the complexities of the teenage mind and experience. Both her voice and approach are accessible and "real" and she offers surprising insights into the web of triggers behind some of adolescents' most frustrating behavior--as well as why parents react to teen girls the way they do. As a former editor at Seventeen and Parents magazines, I can vouch that Dr. Hemmen is unique in her understanding of where both teens and parents are coming from in this rapidly changing techno-driven world--and in her ability to translate that into actionable, realistic advice. This book is a winner.
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