What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager! A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Ages 11-19 (Sourcebooks; TP $14.99; August 2011) by Arden Greenspan-Goldberg is just the life raft moms need. I’d be happy to send you a review copy with my compliments if you‘ll let me know where to send it.
A calm, collected voice of reason, Arden’s message is: “I’m in your corner. I know you can do this. Moms are their daughters’ secret weapons and their very best defense.”
Arden is a nationally recognized family and marriage psychotherapist who has specialized in teen issues for more than 30 years, encouraging mothers of teenage daughters. Based on her renowned clinical practice, as well as her own personal experiences parenting her now-grown daughter, What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager! is the ultimate preparation manual and survival guide for mothers of tweens and teens.
Packed with tips, expert interviews, real-life vignettes, and helpful conversation starters, What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager! preps moms in advance for the issues they’ll face, from the familiar teen problems-sex, drugs, and alcohol use-to newer territory-cyberbullying, sexting, and internet pornography.
Arden’s unique philosophy of “Aerial Parenting” empowers moms to respond rather than react. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, she argues against curfews and punishments, and instead tells us to expect our daughters to make mistakes and enlist them in creating their own solutions to their problems. With Arden and her essential and accessible primer at their side, moms can not onlysurvive, but actually thrive during the teenage years.
A nationally featured expert on The View, MSNBC, and CNBC among others, Arden is available for interviews and guest posts throughout August and September, just in time for the back-to-school season. In addition to review copies, I also have a limited number of free copies I can offer for promotional giveaways. Should any of this be of interest, I’d be glad to facilitate.