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Get Out of My Life: But First Take Me and Alex into Town

  • Author: Tony Wolf
  • Book title: Get Out of My Life: But First Take Me and Alex into Town
  • Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Subcategory: Growing Wings Self-Discovery Workbook: 17 Workshops to a Better Life, Vol. 1
  • ISBN: 1846680875
  • ISBN13: 978-1846680878
  • Album's rating: 4.4
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This is the best survival guide for parents who find themselves marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen. Area maps cover the ground - with chapters on school, sex, drugs, suicide, and so on - but it's the title of Chapter 2, 'What They Do and Why,' that best captures the book's spirit and technique. One key mistake is getting dragged into no-win conflicts instead of having the wisdom to shut up at the moment when shutting up would be most effective - albeit the least satisfying - thing to do. There are also some nicely tongue-in-check samples of 'ideal' communication - the stuff we imagine might get said by better parents. After one such rosily cooperative and considerate interchange between a father and his adolescent son, the book offers the following two-edged comfort: 'The above conversation has never happened. Never. Not in the whole history of the world.' Message: parenting adolescents is inherently difficult. Efforts shouldn't be judged by otherworldly standards.

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