If your daughter struggles with a sense of entitlement, a smart mouth, a premature discovery of her sexuality, a gravitational pull towards social media or difficultly regulating her emotions, be assured that you are not alone. Behind closed doors all parents face the same issues.
In Parenting Teenage Girls in the Age of a New Normal teenage expert Michelle Mitchell reveals her top parenting strategies in response to the biggest issues impacting this generation of girls.
Discover the 10 Second Rule, Hit and Run Praise, Pay Back Jobs, How to Handle The Elephant in the Room Talks, Sexting Safety Plans and Social Media Agreements. Featuring straightforward and honest advice developed on the frontline of Michelle's extensive work with families and schools, this book is a fresh and empowering resource for parents of teens and pre-teens.
About the Author
Michelle worked as a teacher before establishing Youth Excel, a charity which helps young people make positive life choices during difficult times. As a national speaker, Michelle has a unique ability to transfer years of knowledge and experience to people of all ages and professions.
In 2013, Michelle was awarded Inspirational Women Speaker of the Year by the Queensland State Government. Michelle is recognised as a teenage expert. Her innovative work has been featured on The Today Show, Today Tonight, Channel Ten Morning News, 96.5fm, ABC radio, The Melbourne Age, Women’s Weekly, The Courier Mail and countless other print media. Michelle is married and has two teenagers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia. Visit http://michellemitchell.org
Michelle's insight and knowledge about teenagers and their experiences are invaluable for parents. Her ideas are practical and sensible while being loving and understanding - the perfect mix for parenting today's teenage girls. I highly recommend Michelle's expertise to parents who are embarking on these challenging years.
Executive Director - Queensland Parents & Friends Federation, Catholic Education
Michelle has a way of telling parents how it is, why it is and what to do about it! This practical empowerment guide is essential reading for every parent with teens and pre-teens, especially girls. The passion poured into this book should be enough to get every parent inspired to not just survive, but thrive through the Twilight Zone years!
Dr Robi Sonderegger
Humanitarian Activist and Clinical Psychologist
In her new book Michelle delivers a timely reminder that we are entering an unprecedented phase of adolescent turmoil. Never before have young people had such power in their hands yet often lacking the cognitive maturity to make appropriate decisions. Parents can no longer afford to sit on the technological sidelines with their child's moral and intellectual integrity at stake. Drawing on many years of personal experience Michelle offers parents many clear, relevant and proven insights to guide their teenagers through these uncharted waters. The time to up-skill has arrived and this book will provide timely reassurance for anxious parents everywhere.
Head of Student Support, Grace Lutheran College
I stand in awe of Michelle's incredible energy, passion and relentless desire to empower our girls. Her latest book contains real life stories, relevant advice and researched facts that will assist parents in the roller coast ride of parenting a teenager. As a mother of girls and a women's health care professional for over twenty years, Michelle's book is one you do not want to miss.
Registered Nurse / Mother of Teenage Girls
I have read a lot of parenting books that made me feel that we were maybe doing things wrong, maybe not doing enough or even possibly doing too much. Michelle's book was different. I found myself nodding the whole time. At times, I read with a lump in my throat thinking, "We aren't the only ones and we are doing lots of things right!" I also picked up a lot of insightful tips and strategies I could put to use straight away and some I have stored away for when I might need them (hopefully I never need them!!!)
Parent of three