The GP and the psychologist combine forces to share evidence-based strategies for raising today's tweens and teens to feel confident and strong.
Finally, parenting advice that talks both to the physical and the psychological issues at play in the teenage years, specifically designed for parents, step-parents and carers who are confused and bemused by the conflicting advice on the best way to raise a happy, healthy teenager. Between them, Dr Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble have many years' experience, both as clinicians and as parents, so they know first-hand what concerns parents today and they get how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. They empathise with parents, understand their struggles and want to equip them with solid information and sound strategies. In addition to the parent-child tensions that result from peer pressure online and in the school yard, there are tricky questions around eating well, sleeping well, exercise, screen time, body image, growing independence, hormones, periods, sexual development, sex, sexuality, siblings, skin, clothes, social life, academic pressure, communication skills. Each topic has case studies, symptom checklists where appropriate, interviews with specialists, strategies, with a handy summary at the end of each chapter.
Dr Ginni Mansberg: Mum of 3, Ginni is a GP with a special interest in women's and children's health. She is also a TV doctor and is the Sunrise GP on Channel 7, the host of Medicine or Myth on SBS and Embarrassing Bodies Down Under on Foxtel and 9 network. She has written other books including How to Get your Mojo back, Why am I so Tired?, How to Handle Your Hormones and most recently The M Word.
Jo Lamble: Jo Lamble is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for nearly 30 years, specialising in relationship and parenting issues. Author and co-author of seven previous books, she writes a weekly advice column for Body and Soul magazine and appears regularly on television and radio. She and her partner have two adult children and they live in Sydney. jolamble.com
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