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You Don't Really Know Me: Why Mothers and Daughters Fight and How Both Can Win

You Don't Really Know Me: Why Mothers and Daughters Fight and How Both Can Win
 

Understand what your teenage daughter really means - and learn to use your arguments to strengthen your bond with her.

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ISBN 9780393327106
Barcode 9780393327106
Published 17 August 2005 by WW Norton & Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Apter, Terri
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780393327106
ISBN-10 0393327108
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 17 August 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Apter, Terri
Category Family & Other Relationships: General
Parenting Advice: Adolescent Children
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters - Psychology, Mothers and daughters
NBS Text Marriage, Family & Other Relationships
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.8743
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Mothers and teenage daughters fight more that any other child-parent pair. On average a mother and a teenage daughter have an argument every two and a half days. Are teenage girls trying to push mothers away? Do mothers refuse to let go and give daughters the space they need? Are teenage daughters' battles brought on by raging hormones? These common assumptions are misleading. In this freshly written and accessible book (Times Literary Supplement), social psychologist Terri Apter shows that quarrels between mothers and daughters can be healthy and necessary for developing a daughter's sense of self. Through case studies of 59 mother/daughter pairs and conversations with mothers and daughters, both individually and together, Apter reveals the intimate world of the mother/daughter relationship. She shows the frustrations of both generations and offers concrete solutions - guidelines for dealing with inevitable quarrels, suggestions for diffusing the worst arguments, strategies for listening to an adolescent daughter, ways of discovering what an argument is really about, and examples of resolution and reconciliation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A solid addition to the teen parenting genre.

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Author's Bio

Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and retired Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Her nine books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.

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