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You and Your Teenager

Understanding the Journey

Jeanne Meijs Philip and Barbara Mees Barbara Mees



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Floris Books
15 July 2013
'Teenagers are in the midst of an incredible adventure of the soul that forms the foundation of their adulthood.'

The teenage years can be a challenging time, but family therapist Jeanne Meijs sees teenagehood as a journey along a path, a journey that parents and teenagers can travel together. This book helps parents to understand the journey, and how to support their child along the way.

As the relationship between parents and teenagers changes and develops, it can feel as if the child is rejecting all usual forms of love and care. Meijs explores how to find new kinds of love, as well as encouraging parents to examine their own teenage years and how that time affects their approach to their own children's teenagehood.

The book includes sections on teenage excess, approaches to passivity and boredom in teens, sexuality, difficult behaviour (including addiction), being a teenager in a digital age, and issues that arise from divorce.

You and Your Teenager is both a considered overview of teenagehood, and a thoroughly practical and down-to-earth book from which parents can draw strength, inspiration and guidance.
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Imprint:   Floris Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780863159992
ISBN 10:   0863159990
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeanne Meijs is a family therapist who works with children and teenagers, and their parents. Her work is informed by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner who advocated a 'whole child' approach to raising children. She has written several parenting books; she lives in the Netherlands.

Reviews for You and Your Teenager: Understanding the Journey

'This book is both interesting and helpful. It has helped me understand why teenagers might behave as they do, and why our responses or behaviour might not always be beneficial.' -- JUNO magazine

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