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The Teen Interpreter: A Guide to the Challenges and Joys of Raising Adolescents

The Teen Interpreter: A Guide to the Challenges and Joys of Raising Adolescents

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Once children hit adolescence, it seems as if overnight "I love you" becomes "leave me alone," and any question from a parent can be dismissed with one word: "fine." But while they may not show it, teenagers rely on their parents' curiosity, delight, and connection to guide them through this period of exuberant growth as they navigate complex changes to their bodies, their thought processes, their social world, and their self-image.

In The Teen Interpreter, psychologist Terri Apter looks into teens' minds--minds that are experiencing powerful new emotions and awareness of the world around them--to show how parents can revitalize their relationship with their children. She illuminates the rapid neurological developments of a teen's brain, along with their new, complex emotions, and offers strategies for disciplining unsafe actions constructively and empathetically. Apter includes up-to-the moment case studies that shed light on the anxieties and vulnerabilities that today's teens face, and she thoughtfully explores the positives and pitfalls of social media.

With perceptive conversation exercises that synthesize research from more than thirty years in the field, Apter illustrates how teens signal their changing needs and identities--and how parents can interpret these signals and see the world through their teens' eyes. The Teen Interpreter is a generous roadmap for enjoying the most challenging, and rewarding, parenting years.

Author: Terri Apter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.89lbs
Size: 8.59h x 5.79w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9781324006510

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 84
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 8
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2022
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