Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
- Publish Date: 2017-04-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Lisa Damour
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢Â Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel Schoolâs Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughterâs erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains whatâs going on, prepares parents for whatâs to come, and lets them know when itâs time to worry.
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In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinctâand absolutely normalâdevelopmental 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, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including
â¢ My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond?
â¢ Do I tell my teen daughter that Iâm checking her phone?
â¢ My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her?
â¢ Whereâs the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder?
â¢ My teenage daughter wants to know why Iâm against pot when itâs legal in some states. What should I say?
â¢ My daughterâs friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girlâs mother to let her know?
Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.
Praise for Untangled
âFinally, thereâs some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book Iâve come across in a long time.ââThe Washington Post
âAnna Freud wrote in 1958, âThere are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.â In the intervening decades, the transition doesnât appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.ââThe Boston Globe
âDamour offers a hopeful, helpful new way for parents to talk aboutâand withâteenage girls. . . . Parents will want this book on their shelves, next to established classics of the genre.ââPublishers Weekly
âFor years people have been asking me for the âgirl equivalent of Raising Cain,â and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do.ââMichael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain
âAn essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development.ââRosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes
âA gem. From the moment I read the last page Iâve been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents.ââWendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee