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Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

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Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen by Michelle Icard
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Feb 23, 2021 | ISBN 9780593137512

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“There’s no such thing as The Talk anymore. To raise the healthiest, most resilient kids, parents need to have hundreds of talks over many years. With Michelle Icard’s big-picture framing of what to cover and deep dive into how you can say it all, the task will be much less daunting. It might even be fun.”—Cara Natterson, MD, author of Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons

Fourteen (Talks) by (Age) Fourteen offers incredible insight and empathy to both young adolescents and their stressed-out parents. It’ll help tongue-tied parents wade into conversations, laying the groundwork for true connection with emerging teens—without eye-rolls and cold shoulders. Icard makes clear that the stakes are high—we must not shy away from these crucial conversations with our children. This book is the guide we’ve been waiting for.”—­­Devorah Heitner, PhD, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

“Michelle Icard has a true gift for talking to kids and knows all the tricks for avoiding power struggles and shutdowns. If you are struggling to have good conversations with your child, her straightforward, matter-of-fact, and completely authentic approach will help you connect.”—Michael Thompson, PhD, coauthor of Raising Cain

“Icard lays out exactly how to start the critical conversations we want to have with our teenagers, keep these key discussions going, and steer clear of common missteps that often close down lines of communication. This book is a gift to parents and teenagers alike.”—Lisa Damour, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure

“Revel in the great common sense, depth of thought, and even humor herein. Michelle Icard is a wise advisor and her book is a treasure for parents everywhere.”—Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
“Michelle Icard’s approach to having difficult but important conversations with kids—the BRIEF model—is both ingenious and effective. These are the talks we need to be having with our children, and this is how to have them!”—Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

Fourteen (Talks) by (Age) Fourteen is an imperative, urgent read. In it, Michelle Icard threads a particularly delicate needle perfectly, the result being a most user-friendly guide to navigating a most tricky age group. Through relatable examples and memorable techniques, she provides a reliable path for you through parental fear and anxiety. With Michelle Icard, you and your child are in the most capable of hands.”—Dr. John Duffy, PsyD, author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

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