Thanks to anonymous submitter for this title. This title creeped me out when I first read it. Emphasis on “really” made me do a double take. Maybe I watch too much television and assume the worst.
Okay, so the cover is dated, but the message isn’t too bad. Be honest, if they had stuck a goth-looking kid sneering at his parents instead of a “Leave it to Beaver” kid on the front, I might think that this book had something to say. This kid looks like the only rebelling he has done is to say he wanted to go to the Saturday Mass instead of get up early on Sunday morning.
Geared to parents, this book talks about trouble in the home and the effects on teens. Decent message but dated in the examples. Not truly “awful,” but so much better stuff is available. Again, parenting teens is a topic that I consider “unattainable knowledge.” You can read all the books you want , but at the end of the day, if your kid is still alive, you did a good job.
Reader Advisory BONUS:
One of my particular favorites in our parenting collection is the following title:
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager
by Anthony Wolf.
Every parent I have ever handed this book has always laughed and immediately felt better.
Looking forward to empty-nest syndrome,