'This book will have a big impact. It is designed to help parents become more confident in their relationships with their teenagers. It is not only a practical guide, but also an original approach for all who have sons and daughters in this age range. This book will prove a godsend to families up and down the land.' - Professor Tanya Byron, TV presenter, columnist on the Times, author of the Byron review "Safer children in a digital world", and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science
'This is an important book for all parents of teenagers to read. The challenges of communicating with a grumpy teenager are well known, but there is too little guidance available. This is the book for all who want to have a better conversation with their son or daughter.' - Fiona Millar, Guardian columnist, former Chair of the Family and Parenting Institute, and author of The secret world of the working mother
'Why won’t my teenager talk to me? is the question so many parents ask. Here’s the book to help you understand why, and to help you turn the situation around. John Coleman has the knowledge and experience. Every parent should have a copy!' - Suzie Hayman, Agony Aunt for Woman magazine, and Trustee of the charity Family Lives
'Parenting can be hard work, but providing mothers and fathers with clarity and confidence is what John Coleman is able to do. He approaches the complex, challenging and wonderful responsibility of raising teenagers in a manner that reduces conflict and creates the basis for long lasting stable relationships.' - Jeremy Todd, Chief Executive Family Lives
'This book is just brilliant! It’s written in a very absorbing style and it feels like you are having a conversation with the author. Parents will just want to keep reading. John Coleman answers all the queries that parents have about getting through to their teenagers, and in a very practical way.' - Pip Jaffa, Chief Executive, Parenting NI, UK
About the Author
Dr John Coleman trained as a clinical psychologist, and was formerly a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is the Founder of a research centre studying adolescents and their families, and during his career he has also run a special school for troubled teenagers and worked as a policy advisor for Government. In addition to running workshops for parents of teenagers, he has created two series for TV, and written books and developed videos on the adolescent years. John’s pioneering work has been widely recognised, and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001 he was awarded an OBE for services to young people.