- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (3 Jun. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140280332
- ISBN-13: 978-0140280333
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Terrible Teens: What Every Parent Needs to Know Paperback – 3 Jun 2004
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An informed analysis based on the advice of experts and interviews with parents and children of the difficulties adolescence's face today by the author of the best-selling Life After Birth. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Kate Figes was born in 1957. Her previous books are BECAUSE OF HER SEX: THE MYTH OF EQUALITY IN BRITAIN (1994); THE COSMOPOLITAN BOOK OF SHORT STORIES (1995); THE PENGUIN BOOK OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S STORIES (1996) and LIFE AFTER BIRTH (1998). She lives in London N16.
Top Customer Reviews
Your own children have a unique ability to send you screaming up the wall, running for cover, and behaving in ways you swore you never would. Kate Figes book covers all the big issues for the teenage family, and introduces just the right note of sanity to remind you that you do still love 'them'. Very helpful.
Also useful to be reminded that one's own adolescent issues didn't just dissolve and disappear; they still sit right at the core of each of us as adults, only we just learned how to handle them better (allegedly).
Good to know their criticism of adults is really sizing up their own future role in an adult world that looks daunting.
On the other hand, a lengthy essay on the shortcomings of education and society that I found a bit tedious, repeating the need for school to be stimulating fun attractive, etc, for teens -- without being specific about how you get them to do their algebra homework, too.