Return to the Parents Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Book recommendation

Posted by Andy_Japan (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 1, 03 at 23:43

I love to read to improve my parenting skills. And since I have few people to discuss things with I really rely on books.

What I'm looking for now is something you or others have found valuable in dealing with pre-teenagers and teenagers. Thanks for all ideas!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Book recommendation

I don't know if you have Guys or Dolls! LOL But "The Care and Keeping of You, The Body Book for Girls" from the American Girl Library is pretty nice. It's actually for you and your daughter. She reads it and then you discuss what she's read.
"So You Want to be a Teenager" is another I've heard is pretty good. I don't know who it's by though.
Good luck!

RE: Book recommendation

Andy, you have preteens? You NEED:

Here is a link that might be useful: *How to Talk* at

RE: Book recommendation

Oops, haven't been here for a while. Thank you both.

Kris, I've got two BOYS, LOL. But I'll check out the other title.

Talley, hi. My copy of that book is about 8 years old now. I too would recommend it to anyone with kids. Or a spouse. Or a parent. Sound insights and advice. (BTW I saw you're a copy editor--so was I a long time ago!)

Since I can already see chamges in our 12 yo I thought now is a good time to read up. As I said, I don't have many people to talk to and I really enjoy a good book anyway.

RE: Book recommendation

Recipes from Parenting by Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel is a good book. It is an easy-to-read book. Sandy also has a website, Check it out!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Parents Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here