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Things They Don't Want You to Know

Things They Don't Want You to Know
 

A field guide for parents about the secret lives of 21st century teenagers - from relationships to self-harm, from drugs to sexting - and how you can help them and yourself through these turbulent years. When I turned into a teenager, I watched my parents panic with questions the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781529403930
Barcode 9781529403930
Release Date 28 January 2020 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
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ISBN-13 9781529403930
ISBN-10 1529403936
Stock Release date is 28 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Release Date 28 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Category Advice On Parenting
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Book

A field guide for parents about the secret lives of 21st century teenagers - from relationships to self-harm, from drugs to sexting - and how you can help them and yourself through these turbulent years. When I turned into a teenager, I watched my parents panic with questions they were unprepared for: is the computer killing his brain? is he watching porn? are those cuts on his arms? what the hell do we do now? The child-rearing tactics they'd read about in parenting manuals or learned from their own parents were useless. Anyway, how do you punish someone who's already so miserable? Things They Don't Want You To Know is a field guide for confused parents who are currently custodians of any teenager who's feeling lost, alone, depressed or horny. I'm not an expert, a psychologist, or even a particularly good person, but I do understand the unique kinds of troubles that come with trying to grow up in the current climate, and I wanted to share what would have helped me, my friends, and everyone else I spoke to while writing this book. It might be hard to read what I write about self-harming, body piercings, gender confusion, drugs and social media angst. It might involve unpleasant surprises and be occasionally disgusting, but it could also help you to understand and support your kids. They won't thank you, but they might hate you less.

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Bulgaria. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up, Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015, and the runaway international bestseller Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different.

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