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4.0 out of 5 stars
Understanding the alien that is your teenage child, 22 May 2009
Informative book for parents at a loss to understand the behaviour of their 'moody' or 'out of control' children. It is a good guide for parents of children of any age, not necessarily for divorced or separated parents. I found it a great relief to discover that my teenage sons behaviour was reasonably 'normal' and that by recognising how my reactions and behaviour could either exasperate or relieve many of the communication problems I have with my children family life in our home has dramatically improved. Although the book is primarily concerned with problems connected with children with separated or divorced parents, this is not exclusive as any major event in a child's life can cause trauma. The book does not offer a cure, as every child and circumstance will be unique, but does give you a better understanding of how children may react to major changes in their lives and to the behaviour of their parents. It is a very informative read, and together with the contact details of many supporting organisations, it is a 'must have' self help book for any parent who is tearing their hair out in an effort to try to understand and help their 'out of control' child.