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Parenting Without Tears: Living With Teenagers

Parenting Without Tears: Living With Teenagers [Kindle Edition]

Anne Coates
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It is one of the greatest shocks any parent faces. Your gorgeous, smart, polite child is suddenly transformed into a monosyllabic, moody teen who can hardly bear to be in the same room as their parents.

Teenagers can be trying - and parents end up feeling they can't cope.

But it needn't be impossible. Living with teenagers can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. You just need to approach it in the right way.

In this helpful, concise, practical guide, parenting expert Anne Coates guides you through how to cope with the teenage years; shows how to steer your child through to adulthood; and offers advice on how to stop them going off the rails.

It include chapters on -

Learning to Let Go
Puberty & Hormones
Sibling Rivals
Peer Pressure
First love – first heartbreak
Pocket money & allowances
Avoiding risky behavior
How to get your teenagers to talk to you
Teenagers working
School & education
Helping your teen make decisions

'Parenting Without Tears: Living With Teens' will help you make sure your child becomes a successful, well-balanced adult. It is the guide every parent needs to help them through the most challenging years of parenting

Anne Coates is a journalist and author who has contributed to a wide range of parenting and women’s magazines and well as The Guardian and The Scotsman, specialising in health, parenting and education issues.

In 2007, Anne founded the website Parenting Without Tears and, after chairing the management committee of a local nursery, and then a primary school she is now a member of Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

Anne’s non-fiction books include: Your Only Child, Applying to University The Essential Guide and University A Survival Guide.

After writing short stories for magazines, Anne has just published a collection: 'Cheque-Mate & Other Tales of the Unexpected' and is currently working on a novella.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 155 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (9 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098WD75G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anne Coates lives with her family in London and hosts the website Parenting Without Tears which she founded six years ago. As a freelance journalist she has contributed to a wide range of newspapers and magazines and is often a guest on radio programmes discussing parenting issues.
Anne has had short stories published in a variety of magazines and now has two collection: Cheque-Mate & Other Tales of the Unexpected and A Tale of Two Sisters. She is currently working on a full length crime novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great step-by-step, realistic guide. 12 Sep 2012
By Miss S
Format:Kindle Edition
Before I read Parenting Without Tears I was wary that this may be a book with a lot of psychological analyses but it's more enjoyable and accessible than that. Anne Coates has done a good job of setting out her arguments in clear, straight-forward chapters that seem to cover everything that I could think of on how to deal with teens. I found that when I was reading this book I was putting myself in the role of the teen and thinking of the kinds of things I did when I was that age and found that Coates' advice was simple but effective; as a teenager I would have responded well to her suggestions. My parents are rather old-fashioned and wouldn't dream of picking up a book on parenting as this is quite a modern notion and they're more likely to do what feels natural, which incidentally, is the same as Coates suggesting to follow your gut instinct. I can understand people's hesitation to read this kind of book but when I read through it I realised that Coates doesn't overdo it with pretentious language or arrogance but she gives simple, easy-to-follow advice that many parents will already know but may just need reminding of; it's a bit of a nudge in the right direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars pleased to get some reassurance! 13 Oct 2012
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Just finished reading this. I've still got one teenager left (and the experience of living with my other two now older kids certainly won't be forgotten in a hurry). Most of the time we parents muddle through somehow ok but it can definitely be very worrying at times. This book includes some very reassuring info - there is real science behind some teen behaviours - especially the risk-taking and the long lie-ins. Each chapter has a useful checklist - especially useful for those in a hurry (aren't we all?). Best insight? when you teen tells you "everyone else's parents are letting them do X" it's generally not even nearly true. I found that one out the hard way. Preferable to read it first....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really thought provoking 27 Oct 2013
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As a parent of two lots in this resonated, it's no easy though to translate into actions but I'll think twice before jumping to conclusions
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Guide 3 Jan 2013
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This book is written in a clear, authoritative style, which inspires confidence in the reader and makes you feel that the writer knows what she is talking about. The writer has included some enlightening information such as the physiological reasons why teenagers behave in certain ways. It is a really useful guide and helps you to understand teenagers and what they are going through. This understanding, in turn, enables parents and carers to deal with teenagers in a more positive, empathetic and productive manner. I feel sure that many parents of teenagers will find this a valuable handbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Especially useful for first time parents. 4 Oct 2012
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I think that anyone with teenage children, whether it is your first time or not, could do with a bit of help when it comes to dealing with their tantrums and mood swings. But, I felt that Anne Coates' book would be really useful for first time parents as it is laid out like a map and takes you through all the stages that teens go through - even the awkward and embarrassing ones! It's a good book to keep within reach so you can flick back to any chapter easily for a bit of reassurance, especially if you're dealing with a teenager on your own. The biggest problem with the relationship between a parent and teenager seems to be that the teen feels like they are not being listened to and they are misunderstood, therefore I found the last chapter on communicating with your teens particularly helpful.
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