Following the success of our recent Understanding Teenagers Parent Group, the following book was read and recommended by a parent as providing useful and insightful reading.

Teenagers! What Every Parent Has to Know by Rob Parsons.
"In the battlefield that is the parenthood of teenagers, this book is not just wonderfully enlightening, but strangely comforting."
- Prima Magazine

Other books published by this author and Parenting Speaker are:

The Sixty Minute Family, elegantly and compellingly written, with both sensitivity and humour, it offers an insight into the everyday challenges experienced by real-life families and how they can be overcome.
- Ned Temko, The Observer

The Sixty Minute Father. No-one was ever heard to say on their death bed, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office". And yet so often that's how we live. This practical, down-to-earth book helps fathers to see how they can seize the day, laugh more with their children, and give love without strings.
- Rob Parsons, Care for a Family

The Sixty Minute Mother. This little book is dedicated to mothers everywhere, and just like our experience of motherhood, it contains a mixture of wisdom and humour. Where the quotes are from notables, I've attributed them, but many are from ordinary mums like you and me.
- Dianne Parsons, Care for a Family.

Every Step Counts: Building a Healthy Stepfamily. Becoming a step-parent is not easy. Whether we have experience of raising a family or not, forming a new family raises many questions for everyone involved. In this practical and easy to read book, Christine and Tony Tufnell give valuable advice for anyone living, or planning to live, in a stepfamily.
- Care for a family

The above books can be ordered from websites like Amazon or from the national charity "Care for a family" at www.careforthefamily.org.uk.

The Trust for the Study of Adolescence - Young People in Focus.org.uk The website also has many books and guides to support families looking at emotional health and well being, learning and education and parenting and family life - www.youngpeopleinfocus.org.uk.

The ParenTalk Guide to the Teenage Years by Steve Chalke. Packed with practical down to earth information and advice on how to make the most of the all important stages of your child as they grow up.
- Young People in Focus

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazllish. This book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs. The authors give parents and teens practical tools.
- Young people in focus.

The Trust for the Study of Adolescence - Young People in Focus.org.uk The website also has many books and guides to support families looking at emotional health and well being, learning and education and parenting and family life - www.youngpeopleinfocus.org.uk.