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Sunday, 5 June 2011

You and Your Tween, Managing the years from 9 to 13 with Hollie Smith (Netmums)

How much time should your child be spending on the computer? How and when should you approach the subject of sex? How do you help them deal with rejection, rivalry and bullying? YOU AND YOUR TWEEN answers all these questions and many more. A comprehensive guide to the challenging years of early adolescence, this book offers advice from a hand-selected panel of experts on everything from education to puberty. But, crucially, there are hundreds of top tips and suggestions from other mums - the members of, the rapidly growing online community of mothers sharing valuable information on all aspects of childcare. It's real advice that really works and will help you maintain a healthy relationship with your child through the tricky tween years.
This book has arrived at just the right time, with my daughter turning 9 this month, ever closer to those teenage years, although the attitude has already started, I need all the support and advice I can get in coping with these next few years.
The book comes from the great team at Netmums. There are 8 sections within the book, all covering different areas of life: conflict and communication; education; friends and peers; puberty, sex and relationships; modern media; good health; emotional issues; and independence and responsibility. There is great advice in each section and also includes sections on what the experts say, along with what other netmums say (on the netmums forum). This is a great way of getting info across - the experts are able to explain what is happening psychologically and physically etc but the netmum members are able to explain how they coped etc, letting readers know they are not the only person to go through this. I have read through the conflict and communication chapter and have been thinking 'thank goodness, I am not the only one to have a child who does this' throughout the whole chapter. I found the book offers great advice and I will be putting some of the techniques and ideas into practice.
There are lots of tips included within the book and the editor has made them clearly visible, including them in shaded boxes and although many are common sense, others are very easy to undertake.
I recommend this book to parents of children aged 9 to 13 as a vital resource to have on your book shelf, full of useful hints and tips that will see parents through the ups and downs of their child's tween years. A great book to dip in and out of when you need a second opinion.
Thank you to the publishers, Headline, for sending me this book to review.

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