Untangled

£9.99

Offering a sane, highly engaging and informed guide for parents of daughters, Lisa Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct – and absolutely normal – developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including parting with childhood, contending with adult authority, entering the romantic world, and caring for herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, she gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions.

ISBN: 9781782395560 Author: Damour, Lisa Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 5th January 2017 Imprint: Atlantic Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 305.2352 (edition:23) Pages: xix, 326 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Leading clinical psychologist Lisa Damour identifies the seven key phases marking the journey from girlhood to womanhood, and offers practical advice for those raising teenage girls.We expect an enormous amount from our teenage girls in a world where they are bombarded with messages about how they should look, behave, succeed. Yet we also speak as though adolescence is a nightmare rollercoaster ride for both parent and child, to be endured rather than enjoyed. In Untangled, world authority and clinical psychologist Lisa Damour provides an accessible, detailed, comprehensive guide to parenting teenage girls. She believes there is a predictable blueprint for how girls grow; seven easily recognisable ‘strands’ of transition from childhood through adolescence and on to adulthood. Girls naturally develop at different rates, typically on more than one front, and the transition will be unique to every girl. Each chapter describes a phase, such as ‘contending with adult authority’ and ‘entering the romantic world’, with hints and tips for parents and daughters, and a ‘when to worry’ section. Damour writes sympathetically and clearly, providing a practical and helpful guide for any parent, and for teenage girls too.

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