• Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

  • Raising Happy, Healthy Humans Ages 8 to 24
  • By: Dr. John Duffy
  • Narrated by: Anne Cross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (293 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

No parent experienced their teen years the way that children do today. This guide provides strategies and tips for actively learning the world of our children.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Every parent should read this!!

I loved this book. She talks you through so many things that come up even just this year with parenting teens now. I love how being loving and kind and present are just some of the easy things that make your kids know you’re there for them.
Her trick on test anxiety worked on my daughter last week and I feel like this is just the beginning of helping my kids with any anxieties that may come there way.
You have no idea how hard it is being a teen these days and it starts earlier than you would ever think. Read this book even if your kids are too young to use it on them. I’m sure it will save you so much heartache

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Excellent

Wonderful insight into today’s teens. I was able to apply many parts to my own life with 2 teenage boys. A must listen! I wish I had heard about this book years ago and put into practice a lot of the suggestions early on.
If you have children 9-12, get a jump on those teenage years NOW! I thought I knew, I thought I was able to relate... I’m not that old myself, however, boy have things changed!
It’s a different world out there. Be prepared.

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A new perspective

Very interesting read and I have changed so many of my preconceived thought patterns towards my teenage son attitude.. every parent needs to hear the truths of this book .
Adults need to evolve from our outdated thought patterns..

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Insightful and practical.

Simple yet hard questions and advice to improve our parenting and our connection with our children. Well written and entertaining, but the constant use of the female pronoun was very distracting to me; almost unnerving.
Thee narrator read it too slowly, so I had to increase the reproduction speed.

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Very relevant for today!

I have 3 teens, all in high school last year, so 1 just started college, so Im living the nightmare as I type this!! So a lot of this book rings clear as a bell. I knew that teens change, but this book helped me get into thier head in a good way.
BUT, I have never heard a book read by a robot before!!! Im not normally overly critical, but it was just read with such an awkward tempo, in such a way that it became quite irritating after a while. in addition, I started to notice that when talking about "your child" it was ALWAYS "help HER become the best SHE can be" and "tell HER that you are there for HER". After the first 2 chapters I noticed that the author did not alternate pronouns, they were exclusively female. all the time! unless it was talking about a particular male patient or a problem unique to boys.
if you have a problem daughter, this book was written for you!

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Highly recommended for parents of teens

I am a Baby Boomer parent of 3 older teens/young adults. The information I heard was incredibly useful. I wish that I had heard of it years ago. Today's youth have so many things to deal with that I never had. I try to keep up but it's hard to parent the way you were parented. It just doesn't work that way. Please read this book.

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very informative!

Very up to date and brought to light many topics I have never thought to address and get involved with my teen!

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Life saver ! A must for every parent and educator!

Ever so thankful for this book!
Have helped me as a mom and my kids (daughter 10 and son 12 ) being a happier person and in overall to all our family to be a happier more successful family!
Amazing book , amazing work, God sent!
Thank you

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By far the best parenting book I've read/listened!

I've been searching for a book that can somehow give me at least some insight into this new generation of such revolutionary teens, and i must say this is by far the best book I've found. amazingly well done!

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Must read for all parents and non-parents

An informative book on parenting teens. A must read for all parents and non-parents who want to understand the teenagers' ways and thinking. I highly recommend this book for all readers👍

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  • Michellemoo
  • 02-04-20

Incredible. Just incredible.

As a parent of teens and younger children I have to say I feel hugely enlightened and I only wish I had found this book long, long ago. Please, if you have a teenager or even young children, please download this book. Within just a few minutes I can guarantee you will be sat there with your mouth open, wide eyed, planning how you are going support your child through the difficult time they are living in. Our children are growing up in a much different world to the one we grew up in and we must be prepared as parents...

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  • ruth
  • 04-30-21

useful but irritating

This book has some good and some bad points, I tried to return it but audible would not allow it, but actually I have found it useful after persevering with the annoying parts. The book constantly refers to American society, which seems a bit narrow minded and also voice sounded whingy and whiney it did however give some really useful tips on communication so overall was glad I listened and think it will be a helpful book

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  • Silviana
  • 06-27-22

Good book if it is your first one on teenagers

The book concentrates more on giving context and building understanding of issues than on practical ways of dealing with things. Good if you need that sort of context, if you reed this when your child is a pre teen and this is the first book you grab in preparation for the teenage years.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-22

thought provoking

made me really think about my teenagers situation. thought provoking and gave me ideas on how to approach issues

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  • Graeme Clark
  • 12-13-21

Great content, let down by poor narration

I have listened to around 2 hours if this book and the content is great.
Unfortunately the narration lets it down to the point I have had to stop listening. The book is narrated as though the intended listeners are small children. With a very slow and robotic type voice akin to that of a sat nav.
The only other observation is the repeated reference to teenagers as she.
I will now have to buy the book, as what I have heard so far is well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-21

Great resource to help shift your perspective.

Reffering the teen as "she" is 50% annoying. Great and meaningful examples and metaphors. Highly recommend listening this book. Will help you shift your perspective towards and through the eyes of your teen.

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  • Sarah Kellett
  • 01-30-21

infuriating

had to stop listening. referring to child as She all the time was just too infuriating.

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  • Frank Blank
  • 06-27-20

Very good but American based

Very good book if you have young to adult teaching. Parenting made very clear

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  • Visnja Zicarelli
  • 03-03-20

Very helpful advices

I enjoyed listening to patenting advices. very helpful and informative. Adequate for modern parenting.
Excellent approach.

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  • Tracy Glasson
  • 09-12-21

A must read

Easily the best parenting book I have read. Really hits at the core of you and your child’s relationship.