Field Guide to the American Teenager: A Parent's Companion


Adolescence can be shocking and painful both to experience and, as a parent, to observe. Addressing the isolation, fear, and silence that parents endure at this developmental stage, authors Michael Riera and Joseph Di Prisco go beyond the stereotypes and expertly guide parents to a better appreciation of what they are seeing -- and perhaps missing -- in their teenager's frustrating if not completely troubling behavior.

Through stories and conversations, Field Grade to the American Teenager dramatizes teens living their lives on their own terms and illuminates for bewildered and sometimes beleaguered parents the "extraordinary-in-the-ordinary" reality of everyday teenage life. Complete with original suggestions for how to improve parent-child communication, Field Guide lets parents stand briefly in their teenager's shoes, ultimately guiding families toward genuine mutual respect and understanding.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, MA
Publication year:
  • 2000


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