|Publisher:||Times Group Books|
About the Book :
Blue denim, snazzy sunglasses, an evolving lingo, frenetic text messaging and hourly social network updates...the pleasure of celebrating youth brings the pressures of exams, foregoing dreams for sensible careers, peer and parental expectation and still looking cool! And for the parents of teenagers is the uncertainty-Are you "giving space" or being careless, imparting values or being dictatorial, I encouraging ambition or building burdensome expectation? There is so much to talk about-A for alcohol, appearance, ambition, B for babies, braces, boyfriends, D for dads, dreams and drugs, E for embarrassment, G for growing up, gender divide, girlfriends, J for Jealousy, P for pimples, M for mums, men, R for running away, S for suicide, T for teachers, V for Valentine's...The book captures the nuances of parent-teenager communication in a series of snappy conversations. A perfect gift for anyone growing up... and for anyone standing by to watch!
"How thin is the line between achievement and failure, a little bit of fun and drunken driving, harmless shortcuts and cheating? How quickly can a future full of dreams and a fiery young mind transform into rage, running away, drug abuse and violence? How often have parents of teenagers wished they simply had talked and more important, listened? Even the best of parents are far from perfect and it's time for parents to be able to laugh at themselves. Earnest and serious, irreverent and humorous, the book says all that every parent would like to say, in crisp easily palatable capsules... in a language that the youth would like to hear. Highly recommended reading for every teenager and every parent as well!"