" With wit and wisdom, Peter gives parents pratical, useful and thoughtful
advice to help their teenagers grow into responsible, resourceful, and
resilient people who treat themselves and others with dignity and regard."
Founder of Kids are Worth it!
Now I Know Why
Tigers Eat Their Young:
a New Generation of
can't talk to them; you can't understand them. At times you even refuse
to admit you were once one of them. We're talking about teenagers, and
if you've ever been troubled by teens of your own you'll find consolation
in this book. Dr. Peter Marshall, child psychologist, and former teenager
himself, has amassed an abundance of practical information, advice and
observations on all walks of adolescent life. The result is a fun and
easy-to-read volume for the salvation of beleaguered parents everywhere.
Among other things, Dr. Marshall discusses:
transition from childhood to adulthood and the drive for independence
that can reek havoc in family life.
and discipline The role of praise and acknowledgement in supporting
a teen's self-esteem.
parenting styles - authoritarian, permissive, democratic, and management
rate of change in teen's lives. Remember, in a few short years they
are introduced to dating, sex, drinking, driving, and employment.
difficult teenage topics like sex and sex education, values, school,
work and play, cliques, crowds and friendships.
root of the issue, Dr. Marshall recognizes it can be very difficult to
forge a connection between two people whose lives are different in so
many ways. But connections are just what he makes in Now I Know Why
Tigers Eat Their Young and with no shortage of humour along the way.