Whatever, Mom: Hip Mama's Guide to Raising a Teenager
Seal Press, 2004 - 257 pagina's
This long-overdue, witty, and revealing book on living life with teenagers begins with the premise that adolescence, as we know it, is nothing but a social construction. ?Even your most aristocratic ancestors,” Gore writes, ?never knew these long seasons of middle school and orthodontia, Ritalin and yo-yo diets, standardized tests and summer vacations, call-waiting and CD Walkmans, football practice and study abroad programs, learner's permits and college choices.” Much of what parents fear about their kids reaching their teens, she notes, stems from popular culture, media scare tactics, and parents' own dubious, sometimes painful experiences. Instead of fear and ultimatums, Gore offers a map for navigating the inevitable changes that come with kids growing older?wanting more freedom, peer-influenced decision-making, burgeoning sexual selves?and confronting the life changes moms and dads, who were ?cool” themselves only yesterday, face as their parenting responsibilities and identities shift. Whatever, Mom is the only teen guidebook to include the opinions of teens themselves, including chapter-by-chapter rebuttals by Gore's daughter, Maia.
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“This was a little too hip for me. Somehow astrology has never entered into my parenting philosophy. The basic message of this book was good, but I can't say that I learned anything new. Teens aren't ... Volledige review lezen
Whatever, Mom: Hip Mama's Guide to Raising a TeenagerGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
Much less theoretical than Apter, but just as teen-sympathetic, writer and activist Gore (The Mother Trip; The Hip Mama Survival Guide) tackles adolescence with more buoyancy. That is not to say that ... Volledige review lezen