How to Hug a Porcupine by Julie Ross
Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

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“You never listen to anything I say!”

Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child's behavior now but will determine how he or she turns out later. Julie A. Ross, executive director of Parenting Horizons, shows you exactly what's going on with your child and provides all the tools you need to correctly handle even the prickliest tween porcupine.

Find out how other parents survived nightmarish tween behavior--and still raised great kids Break the “nagging cycle,” give your kids responsibilities, and get results Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen Discover the secret that will help your child to disregard peer pressure and make smart choices--for life

"This excellent book lets parents peek into the underlying, confusing thoughts and perplexing decisions that young tweens are constantly facing."

--Ralph I. López, M.D., Clinical Professor or Pediatrics, Cornell University, and author of The Teen Health Book

 

About Julie Ross

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JULIE A. ROSS, M.A., is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. She is the author of How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years, Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Raising Elementary Aged Children, and Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come with Your Child. She leads parenting workshops nationwide, and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son. JUDY CORCORAN is a freelance writer and marketing copywriter at MagazineMarketers.com. She is the author of three books, including The Concise Guide to Magazine Marketing: Tips, Tools and Best Practices. She is a single parent and both she and her daughter live in New York City.
 
Published July 23, 2008 by McGraw-Hill. 225 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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