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Is your 10- to 14- year-old getting an attitude, rolling their eyes, or slamming doors? Here are painless solutions to surviving the prickly tween years.

The middle school years can be a minefield for you and your kids. This hands-on communication guide by a qualified "tween negotiator" shows you exactly how to talk to your kids about peer pressure, raging hormones, mood swings, body image, computer "addiction," sibling rivalry, and other prickly issues. The author’s field-tested techniques help you shift from a "controlling" to a "relationship" approach--proving that it is possible to hug a porcupine, once you know how.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Preteens.
Parent and child.
Child rearing.