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Surviving Adolescents is a clear and very down-to-earth manual for parents, which draws on Michael Carr-Gregg's wealth of experience and wisdom.It has advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers - sexuality, risky behaviours, laziness, school and study problems, and much more.It's full of practical strategies for everyday survival, including:
·communicating effectively with young people
·defusing family conflict
·setting limits
·avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter
·keeping the stress of parenting at bay

Few 21st-century parents have the time to read weighty volumes on adolescent development. Surviving Adolescents is the perfect solution: concise, human, reassuring and with a wry humour.
It is illustrated throughout with poignant cartoons by Ron Tandberg.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 1, 2005


    168 pages

    RRP $19.99

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The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0
Surviving Adolescents 2.0
The Prince Boofhead Syndrome
Strictly Parenting: Everything you need to know about raising school-aged kids
Beyond Cyberbullying
Surviving Step-families
When to Really Worry
Real Wired Child
Princess Bitchface Syndrome


The Motherhood
The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0
The Calm and Happy Toddler
Autism Breakthrough
The Autistic Brain
How Children Succeed
Torn Apart
The Prodigy's Cousin
Sex, Likes and Social Media
Fathers Who Dare Win
How Not to F*** Them Up
The Young Mind
The Philosophical Baby
Growing Great Girls
Autobiography Of A One Year Old
The Strength Switch
Let Them Eat Dirt
Babies & Toddlers