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Untangled Audiobook

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

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Publisher's Summary

Lisa Damour, PhD, director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry.

In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct - and absolutely normal - developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including parting with childhood, contending with adult authority, entering the romantic world, and caring for themselves. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including:

  • My 13-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond?
  • Do I tell my teen daughter that I'm checking her phone?
  • My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her?
  • Where's the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder?
  • My teenage daughter wants to know why I'm against pot when it's legal in some states. What should I say?
  • My daughter's friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl's mother to let her know?

Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect with, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.

©2016 Lisa Damour (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"For years people have been asking me for the 'girl equivalent of Raising Cain', and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do." (Michael Thompson, PhD, coauthor of Raising Cain)

"An essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development. It's obvious that Dr. Damour 'gets' girls and understands the best way for any adult to help them navigate the common yet difficult challenges so many girls face." (Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes)

"A gem. Damour deftly blends insights from her clinical experience working with girls, time-honored wisdom on adolescence, the latest social science and neuroscience research, and frank descriptions of cultural trends and media messages. From the moment I read the last page I've been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents." (Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee)

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    "A "must read" for any parent with an adolescent or teenaged daughter!"

    This is undoubtably the best guide ever for raising adolescent and teenaged daughters. Lisa Damour easily explains the adolescent and teenaged female mind, the importance of "tribes," how to discuss important and difficult topics, how to respond to inevitable teenaged behaviors, how and where to draw the proverbial line, and more. It was encouraging to hear that I was already doing many of the suggestions (I read and research a lot - LOL), but this book also provided many, many insights and crucial information. I repeatedly found myself saying, "great point!", "yes!", "wow, that's really good to know!", etc. The author does a fantastic job narrating her book and always keeps it fresh and interesting.

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    "I will be listening to this again."

    I have a 12 yr old daughter, and have successfully applied some strategies even before the book was done. Very insightful giving me knconfidence

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    This book was wonderful in its insights. It helped me find some logical reasons for what we saw as illogical behavior

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    This is a must read for all of us with young girls! I found all of it useful and especially love the "when to worry".

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    "A MUST-read for parents of girls"

    Probably the best book I've read on raising teen girls! I'm glad I found this book now!

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    "Outstanding!"

    By far and away the best book on this topic - period! Everyone on earth would benefit from reading this.

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    "I plan to read it over and over again!"

    I've never felt more prepared and handling my daughters growing up as I do after reading this book.

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    Rachel 11-14-16
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    Every parent of teenage girls should listen to this book. It was insightful and helpful for parents of girls.

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    Bruce Ventura, CA, United States 10-24-16
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    Great book if you have a growing Daughter and their teenage years... a Must read

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    "Best book and advice EVER!"

    The biggest and most important take away from this book is this:
    Don't take what your children do and the choices they make personally. This saves a lot of heart ache and gives you the patience you need to be there and to guild your children through their lives. This book is a good read for parents in general not just parents of teenage girls!
    Please, Lisa Damour, write a book on parenting! I would read it (listen to it) in a heartbeat!
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