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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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    "Love it! Living it! Beyond amazing"

    In love with this audio book.... the person reading it and the content.... so many stories or scenarios I've already went thru my daughter and made me laugh so much... I used one of examples when I had to continuously ask my daughter to work in her school work, and grades... finally told her I've given you all the tools to succeed and always will be here, but you are responsible for going to schoool, getting your work done, and getting good grades. It's your responsibility not mine.... it HELPED... this book is an amazing guide to what teens bring to the table!!! Thanks for such a well written book.... I never write reviews as you might be able to tell ^^^^ but just wanted other parents to know that it helped me in so many ways... thanks!!!!!

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    Marjorie 04-09-16
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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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    "About time....."

    Through this book I could recognize myself as I too, was going through these stages. Now I can fully understand what my daughter is going through. And I love all the helpful suggestons, tried a few already and many argumets have been avoided and we both understood each others point of view. I have to admit, I thought the author had been secretly following us because the book was following our every aspect of our journey so far. I'll be re-reading in case I missed anything!

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    C. Denton 10-25-16
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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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    llechsd 02-27-16
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    "Great insights"

    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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    "Very helpful!"

    Loved the detailed scenarios and better ways to approach difficult situations. Where I was deeply concerned I feel some relief and I also have a better understanding that I don't know what my teenager is thinking!

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    RSH 08-09-17
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    "Such an inspiring Book!"

    Must read for all parents with daughters. The author's voice is extremely inviting and the content is a treasure! Thank you, Dr. Damour!

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    "good points. not 100% in agreement but good"

    great insights on how to work with middle school and high school teens. I have some concerns regarding permission with alcohol, sex, and drug use for teens, but many other valid and healthy strategies are contained in this book.

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    B. Ostiguy Northampton, MA 06-13-17
    B. Ostiguy Northampton, MA 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Essential for parents of daughters"

    A well researched and on target book. As a dad of two girls, one approaching adolescence, I drank up this text. I now have a greater appreciation of what my girl is goi g through and why her behavior can turn on a dime, sometimes seeming mean and hateful toward me and her sister. Informed as such, I find I have greater capacity for patience and a sense of preparedness for what is to come. That is not to say that the book is the answer to all problems, but it is an outstanding field guide to girls adolescence and the corresponding development of the parent. Highly recommended!

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    I'm so glad I discovered this book early in the journey(my daughter is in 5 th grade).

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