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Cynthia

Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States Member Since 2012

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  • "The Joy of Parenting"

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    I spent the first decade of my life in a small city in the Midwest that is so average it's held as the arbiter of all things middle class. I lived in a not-so-expensive neighborhood walking distance to a small university, and the neighbors included large working class families and professors just starting out who already had a kid or two before the age of 26. Everyone was married, and everyone's mother was a stay-at-home mom, and moms maybe sold Tupperware or Avon for a little extra cash. Kids delivered papers, mowed lawns, and shoveled snow for spending money.

    Sounds like a neat little slice of mid-20th century America, but I'm not that old and things weren't that great. Title IX and organized sports for girls was just a dream, which was good because most families only had one car and Dad took it to work. Every mother ironed, and having the ironing board out in the kitchen during the day was a source of pride. Mothers that actually boiled clothes in starch, hung them up to dry, and then ironed - well, that was the gold standard of housekeeping. Expensive vacations were out of the question - wherever you went, it had to be drivable. Who could afford to fly 2 or 6 or 8 kids to Disneyland?

    Things have changed drastically for middle class parents since then, as Jennifer Senior explains in "All Joy and No Fun" (2014). Over 64% of mothers with children under the age of 18 work now. Conversely, Moms and Dads actually spend a lot more time parenting - 30% at least - than parents did more than a quarter century ago. There are less white shirt boiling and ironing, and more soccer practice, piano lessons, and Chinese classes.

    Senior discusses a lot of statistical, peer reviewed studies on parents and parenting, including the idea that as parents, we are happier than our own parents were as a whole. That is the "Joy" part of the title. Personally, I don't find being a housekeeper fun, which seems to be a lot of being a parent. (Don't believe me? Try sending your 4th grader to school wearing dirty jeans more than once . . .)

    I do enjoy - and find joy - in my kids. I'll remember them them in my arms as babies long after I forget my own name. My parents enjoyed me, but their joy was tempered with an early 20's nervousness. I was 10 years older as a first time parent, and I was more sure about what I was doing. I had Velcro diaper fasteners and car seats, not large pins and a swaddled kid in my lap. That's another important point Senior makes: we are older and more educated than our parents were, and overall, life is a lot safer for everyone - kids included.

    Senior takes the Malcolm Gladwell ("David and Goliath" 2013; "Outliers" 2008) approach to sociology: she collects groups of related research; gives it a name; and presents it in a coherent, cohesive way that resonates with 'the public'. Senior, like Gladwell, starts an important conversation - but, like Gladwell, she doesn't condescend by pretending to know all the answers.

    Senior does the narration herself, and she's got a bit of a Demi Moore/"St. Elmo's Fire" (1985) huskiness going on.

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    All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

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    Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

    Cynthia says: "The Joy of Parenting"
  • "Parenting a Different Child/Astound..."

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    The morning of December 14, 2012, I had a long drive and intermittent NPR stations, so I continued to listen to "Far From the Tree". The printed book is 702 pages long, and it's about 40 Audible hours. I was on Chapter X, Crime.

    The book is beautifully narrated, and author/narrator Andrew Solomon's pronounciation of difficult terms is flawless. Even so, it's a difficult listen.

    I have often wished that Audible had a true Table of Contents, and never more than with this book. The chapters are (with thanks to Amazon print) I. Son; II.Deaf III. Dwarfs IV. Downs Syndrome V. Autism VI. Schizophrenia VII. Disabilities VIII. Prodigies IX. Rape X. Crime XI. Transgender XII. Father.

    Each section could, on its own, be a separate book - with the exception of I. Son and XII. Father - combine those two, and those would make a book.

    Dwight Garner and Julie Meyer, writing separate reviews for the New York Times in November, love the book unreservedly. After listening to "Columbine", I was thinking of using a credit for this new book. I purchased "Far From the Tree" right after reading Meyer's rhapsodic review.

    I am the mother of two teenagers who would not be in any of Solomon's chapters, but each and every section made me ache with my love for them. The challenges of normal teenagers, with raging hormones, lightning fast mood changes, and their sudden bursts of astounding clarity pale in comparison to what Solomon's families face. I am a better parent to them knowing that they are 'normal'.

    I'm not a physician, sociologist or therapist - I'm just a Mom. I gained real confidence in trying my best to be a good Mom from this book. It was the best 'parenting' book I've read since "What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Muroff and Sharon Mazel. The books are entirely different, but reading them has the same effect. I am more (not less) confident about my mothering because of these books.

    Which brings me back to December 14, 2012, the day of the Newtown/Sandy Hook mass murder. I have been wondering since then whether Sue Klebold, if given the choice, would have rather have been in Nancy Lanza's position - killed before she knew what her son did. I suspect not, and I hope Solomon can answer the queston for us.


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    Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
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  • Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries

    "Finally - advice that works for hard cases!"

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    The advice in this book is the only advice I've gotten from a parenting book (and I've read quite a few) that has been effective almost from the moment I started to try it out with my strong-willed daughter.

    It espouses, among other things, time-outs and natural consequences which are frowned upon by the more modern books I've read. But it stresses that this type of discipline must NOT be meted out in a punitive, angry, or mean-spirited way. And that, I believe, keeps this kind of effective discipline from crossing the line into cruelty.

    I HIGHLY recommend this book if you have a strong-willed child. But do read other, newer books that set out very different but still very valuable approaches. No one book has all the answers or the one right approach, but this one works both well and fairly quickly with the kids who are less naturally compliant.

    Note that it's approach might be a bit over-the-top for compliant children. Still, meaning what you say and using less words with compliant children probably won't hurt...

  • Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected

    "Highly recommended."

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    This was a great book. It suggests a very caring and appealing parenting approach and the author's logic is hard to disagree with.

    I have already strengthened the relationship I have with my son using this author's advice and that to me is a priceless reward for buying "Parenting Without Power Struggles". My only quibble is that while the advice in this book will probably work with less compliant, stronger-willed children like my daughter, it seemed to me that it would take a long time to have the effect I needed to happen ASAP.

    I found "Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child" worked quickly and effectively for my hard-case daughter, who was starting to drive me crazy. But, if I also follow the "Parenting Without Power Struggles" approach, I am sure that will deepen my relationship with her over the long-term. So, I'd recommend both books and both approaches, despite this author's distaste for time-outs and consequences.

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

    "The most practical and helpful parenting book."

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    This is simply the most practical and helpful parenting book I've listened to so far. P.E.T and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen... are great, but this one is now my favourite by far.

    It had really and truly helped me understand and connect better with my kids and to reduce the level of discord I was unintentionally generating. I am currently listening to it a second time.

    The narration is perfect, and I don't use that term lightly.

    I HIGHLY recommend this audio book.

  • You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child

    "Don't let religious comments keep you away."

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    I highly recommend this book. I found it very, very helpful in understanding and dealing more more effectively with my strong-willed daughter. I also realised I was a stong-willed child myself (this surprised no one but me).

    Another reviewer criticised this book for its religious references. I'm agnostic and had no problem with them. The book is not riddled with hard-core religiosity, so don't let what is really a non-issue keep you away from a very helpful parenting tool. That said, if you are just sitting around and waiting to be offended, cut the author a break and read something else.

    Happy reading.

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    If you could sum up Far from the Tree in three words, what would they be?

    Eye-opening, poignant, triumphant


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Far from the Tree?

    The forgiveness of a healthcare worker by parents whose MDS child who died because of a random careless act.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I believe a different narrator, not the author but a professional actor would elevate the experience of listening.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The question of correcting 'flaws' of nature in lieu of accepting a creature as created by God and by genetics, etc. creates a paradox with mixed feelings and a sense of knowing that either choice can be right or wrong but inevitably is irrevocable.


    Any additional comments?

    For parents and future parents because you never know if you will be a subject of such a book.

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    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

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    Kirt says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
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    cynthia says: "Neuroscience for the nursery"
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    Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity (






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    Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
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    Sean says: "Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads"
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    Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

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    Emily - Audible says: "Inspiring"
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    Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money

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    In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.

    Chris McKinney says: "Essential Parenting Advice"
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    How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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    John says: "Best. Parenting. Book. Ever."
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  • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive (






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    Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

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    Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.

    Jacobus says: "A helpful and enlightning overview of parenting"
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive (






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    The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

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    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

    Elizabeth says: "Bad narrators repeat the same points over and over"
  • The Five Love Languages of Children (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Chapman Narrated by Chris Fabry

    The Five Love Languages of Children

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    Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.

    Niel says: "Principles Every Parent Should Understand"
  • Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five (






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    Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

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    In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five.

    cynthia says: "Neuroscience for the nursery"
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  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (






UNABRIDGED) by Laura Markham Narrated by Xe Sands

    Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

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    Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.

    Nothing really matters says: "The most practical and helpful parenting book."
  • Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder (






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    Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

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    In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated.

    Lincoln says: "Excellent Book on ADD"
  • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Chapman Narrated by Chris Fabry

    The Five Love Languages of Teenagers

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    Who is your teenager listening to? Teenagers today are bombarded by messages from their peers, the Internet, music, movies....the list goes on. As parents, you may wonder if your words mean anything at all. If so, take heart: all research indicates that the most significant influence on the life of a teenager comes from his or her parents. Yes—parents!

    Judy Lokits says: "Eye-opener"
  • ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool (






UNABRIDGED) by Hal Edward Runkel Narrated by Hal Edward Runkel

    ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Hal Edward Runkel
    • Narrated By Hal Edward Runkel
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    Parenting is not about kids, it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.

    Crystal says: "CALLING ALL PARENTS: MUST READ!"
  • Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities (






UNABRIDGED) by David Flink Narrated by Roger Wayne

    Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Flink
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne
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    In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye - a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues - enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children firsthand.

  • Getting Your Toddler to Sleep: Nanny Notes on Toddlers, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Nanny P. Narrated by Gwendolyn Druyor

    Getting Your Toddler to Sleep: Nanny Notes on Toddlers, Book 3

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    • By Nanny P.
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    Nanny P blueprints are written with the busy parent in mind. Each blueprint is designed to tackle a specific issue in a short and concise way so that you do not need to spend time reading through a lot of other material to find tips and methods for the specific topic you are looking to address. If you're looking for ways to create a bedtime routine that is stress free for both you and your toddler, then Nanny P's Blueprint for Getting Your Toddler to Sleep is for you!

  • The Long Cutie: Savvy Stories, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Alatorre Narrated by Jake Marek

    The Long Cutie: Savvy Stories, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dan Alatorre
    • Narrated By Jake Marek
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    The Long Cutie follows our favorite little girl, "Savvy", who continues exploring her world as only a three-year-old can, as viewed through the eyes of her father. But get this: It alternates between chapters about Savvy and chapters that tell the stories of other real life people who have Long QT Syndrome, a potentially life threatening heart condition. It's one chapter about Savvy, then a chapter about a different Long QT person, alternating back and forth through the audiobook.

  • Get Pregnant: Helpful Tips to Getting Pregnant and Overcoming Infertility (






UNABRIDGED) by Heather Rose Narrated by Alicia Bordon

    Get Pregnant: Helpful Tips to Getting Pregnant and Overcoming Infertility

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    • By Heather Rose
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    With Get Pregnant: Helpful Tips to Getting Pregnant and Overcoming Infertility, couples will find amazing facts that will help them get to know causes of infertility, what they can do to conquer it, and ways to increase their chances of success in getting pregnant. Do not lose hope! Get pregnant and conquer infertility today!

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  • The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids (






UNABRIDGED) by Kara E. Powell Narrated by Hillary Huber

    The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kara E. Powell
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Unique Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That's the bad news. But here's the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child's faith.

  • The Terrible Two's: Funny Things I Learned from My Toddler Daughter: Savvy Stories, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Alatorre Narrated by Tim J. Gracey

    The Terrible Two's: Funny Things I Learned from My Toddler Daughter: Savvy Stories, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dan Alatorre
    • Narrated By Tim J. Gracey
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    Savvy Stories 2: The Terrible Two's picks up right where Savvy Stories left off. Enjoy more of our favorite little girl as she learns to feed the cat (almost), decides to give herself a haircut, decorates the cabinets using Sharpie Markers, and more. Hilarious and heartwarming stories about the lost, magical moments of childhood, viewed through the heart of a father.

  • The Expert's Guide to Teenagers: 10 Interviews with Professionals Who Share What They've Learned (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Corbett Narrated by Bill Corbett

    The Expert's Guide to Teenagers: 10 Interviews with Professionals Who Share What They've Learned

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    • By Bill Corbett
    • Narrated By Bill Corbett
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    The goal of this audiobook is to give you immediate access to information relevant to current - or in-the-near-future situations involving your child. With the help of these experts, you will get a glimpse of the world through your teen's eyes as well as options for effectively managing the situations covered in this audiobook.