The Princess Bitchface Syndrome: Surviving Adolescent Girls

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9780143004660: The Princess Bitchface Syndrome: Surviving Adolescent Girls

A follow-up to Michael Carr-Gregg's hugely popular Surviving Adolescents. This time he focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls: what to do when your previously quiet, beautiful and loving girl-child morphs into a restless, rebellious stranger who behaves like a responsible adult one day and a spoiled brat the next. He also explains how and why the PBFS has come about - how adolescence today is complicated by new factors such as 'KGOY' (kids getting older younger), loss of community, rampant consumerism, obsession with sexuality and body image, confusing media messages and the power of cyberculture. But parents need not despair, because Carr-Gregg has lots of sensible and sanity-saving suggestions to offer.

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Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour, and as a practising psychologist specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. In 2000 he was the subject of This is Your Life. He was founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen(The Australian Teenage Cancer Patient's Society).He is the consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, an official ambassador for the federal government's youth suicide prevention programs beyondblue and Mindmatters, and from 2005 will be consultant to Channel Nine on adolescent behaviour. He has written two bestselling books on parenting adolescents; Surviving Year 12 and Adolescence: A Guide for Parents. He is also a columnist for Girlfriend, Family Circle and Australian Doctor magazines. He has won many awards for his work.

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