Monday, December 5, 2011

Teenage as a Second Language - Book Review and Giveaway


As a mother to a preteen boy, I am still trying to catch up preteen language and since he turns twelve next month; the teen years are not that far away.  Rumor has it that something happens between the cute baby days and age thirteen that makes us wonder how our children turned into aliens from another planet overnight.

Understanding your teen seems nearly impossible and trying to read up on their unpredictable moods and actions isn’t as easy as it was when they were younger. That is where “Teenage as a Second Language” can be pretty helpful.  Two doctors, Barbara Greenberg and Jennifer Powell-Lunder help you to better understand the teen years. What is more is that the doctors have removed all the psych stuff that none of us actually understand and give you information that actually makes sense. 

Despite the fact my son is not yet a teen, I recommend buying this before your child hits the teen years.  This way you will be ahead of the game when you when your sweet little child morphs into an alien who barely gives you a glance as he or she walks into the front door and heads to the bedroom.  The book will also allow you to turn to it over and over as you get through the teen years with your kids.  Every chapter is full of information you will need to work with and better understand your teen. The authors cover issues such as sneaking a peek at your teen’s cell phone, understating signals that your teen might be in distress, understanding outward appearance, knowing when to back off, when to be involved, and even the dreaded talks about sex and sexual behaviors.  “Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual” can be purchased through many fine retailers including Amazon. 

Be sure you visit the Talking Teenage website for more helpful information.


One lucky reader of this blog will win a copy of Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.  All you have to do is share with us one tip you have learned about raising teens or that someone else shared with you.  It can also be one that you learned by driving your parents crazy.  You can also let us know if you have no tips to share because unless you have raised a teen, there is no way of knowing what it is like.  

Leave your email address as well so I have a way to contact you.  The winner will be picked via a random number generator on Monday, December 12 so you have until 11:59 pm on December 11 to enter.  Leave your email address so I have a way to contact you.  U.S. addresses only. 

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. Meryl L. Moss Media Relations sent me copy of Teenage as a Second Language for review. The opinions expressed belong entirely to me. Thank you Deb and Meryl L. Moss Media Relations for allowing me the opportunity to review Teenage as a Second Language.