Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm Grounded? by Vanessa Van Petten
Stop Fighting, Start Talking, and Get to Know Your Teen

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Vanessa Petten bridges the communication gap between teens and parents.

Every parent fears "losing" their child. But in this revolutionary book, youthologist Vanessa Van Petten translates what parents want to say into what teens want to hear.

At 16, Vanessa Van Petten started her award-winning website, RadicalParenting.com, in reaction to sudden friction with her parents. Today, Vanessa and more than one hundred teen contributors help thousands of parents build and maintain healthy, strong, mutually fulfilling relationships with their teenage children-by providing prescriptive advice straight from the source.

From classic fights like dating and chores to 21st Century issues such as sexting and cyberbullying, this comprehensive book provides step-by-step guidance on every worry, including:

Lying Peer Pressure Social Networking Sex School Drugs

It's never too late to reconnect. Vanessa Van Petten helps you learn what's really going on in your child's life, and most importantly- understand when to put your foot down and when to let go.


 

About Vanessa Van Petten

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VANESSA VAN PETTEN has been writing and speaking about teen issues since she was sixteen. she founded RadicalParenting.com and writes it with one hundred teen contributors. now twenty-five, Van Petten lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by Plume. 320 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This might be particularly true of the chapter entitled, “Risky Business: Smoking, Drinking, Sex and More,” in which the author adamantly states from the get-go, “Every teen will engage in ‘risky’ behavior.” Practical solutions on how to address issues ranging from chores to curfews, and even cyb...

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Van Petten, founder of the popular Web site RadicalParenting.com, offers parents a candid view of the contemporary teen's world in this eye-opening text.

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