How to survive your pre-adolescent child

he aim of this book is that of describing to parents, in an understandable language and with concrete examples, the newest and most surprising scientific theories on how the mind of preteens works

pp. 220 • 13,5 x 21 cm 14,90 • paperback with flaps

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Why should parents limit the time spent by their children in front of videogames? Why must parents check the mobile phone of their children? Why should parents not resent if their children get angry at them and say bad words? And what is the correct behaviours to keep when they are full of anger and demands? The book replies to these and to many other questions, while revealing parents the one and only truth: the age of preadolescence (the years at secondary school) is critical for the correct development of our sons and daughters and requires much supervision and parental intervention. Even if our children ask for trust, they ask to have it all and now, and they fight to grow up quickly, while mothers and farthers should on the contrary slow down their run, give them only limited trust and support them with good sense. These are the conclusions derived from twenty years of research from neuroscientists that help parents understand how to behave with a preteen who is going through one of the most tricky (and thrilling) stages of his growth. This handbook starts from daily life, case histories and concrete examples to provide parents with many practical tips to know what to do when pre adolescence “knocks at your doorhouse”. School, sex, new technologies, body, relation to friends and to adults: these are the five areas dealt with in the chapters of the book, areas to be “handled with care” to help children not to get hurt while making the first “flight tests”, claiming their freedom and independence. A book that helps parents to become competent and for the first time focuses on that age range – 10/14 yrs – that is not childhood any more and not yet teens, an age that, being in the middle, has remained for long unexplored and misunderstood.