The teen interpreter : a guide to the challenges and joys of raising adolescents / Terri Apter.
- ISBN: 9781324006510
- ISBN: 132400651X
- Physical Description: x, 292 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright: ©2022
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index.
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Introduction -- "You don't know who I am (but I don't either)." : teen's alien self -- "I feel like my mind is exploding." : the astonishing teenage brain -- "You don't have any idea what I feel." : the teen's new language of emotions -- "Only my friends understand me." : are parents really replaced by teens' friends? -- "I just did it. Stop asking me why." : hot zones and pressure points -- "No one's every felt this before!" : teen love and teen sex -- "You always say the wrong thing." : the real aim of teen criticism -- "I don't think I'll get through this." : vulnerability and resilience -- "I can't talk to you, but listen to my body." : mind and body puzzles -- "You're not so perfect, either." : parents make mistakes, too -- "I'm grown up now (and it's scary)." : when does adolescence really end? -- Conclusion.
"An insightful, revealing, and practical guide to adolescents' inner world, from a renowned psychologist. Once children hit adolescence, it seems as if overnight "I love you" becomes "leave me alone," and any question from a parent can be dismissed with one word: "fine." But while they may not show it, teens benefit from their parents' curiosity, delight, and connection. In The Teen Interpreter, psychologist Terri Apter looks inside teens' minds-minds that are experiencing powerful new emotions and awareness of the world around them-to show how parents can revitalize their relationship. She illuminates the rapid neurological developments of a teen's brain, explains the power of teenage friendships, and explores the positives and pitfalls of social media. With perceptive conversation exercises that synthesize research from more than thirty years in the field, Apter illustrates how teens signal their changing needs and identities-and how parents can interpret these signals and see the world through their teen's eyes. The Teen Interpreter is a generous roadmap for enjoying the most challenging, and rewarding, parenting years"-- Provided by publisher.
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