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When you try to talk with your pre-teen or adolescent, what happens?
A strong relationship is built on good communication skills.  Even slight adjustments can make a huge difference.
In this third edition of The Art of Talking With Your Teenager, I apply practical insights gained from life   experiences with two teenagers and my doctoral work in communication at the University of Michigan.  

“I gained enormously from this book.”

Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Reader Reviews

"The title of this marvelous book embodies its essence.  Talking with--not to, not about.  In spite of all I teach and write, ... I gained enormously from this book.  It reminded me, again, of the importance of knowing how to communicate with my two remaining teenagers and my grandchildren.  In fact, how to communicate with anyone."  
--Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

"In an age of toxic social forces family disintegration, and exploding youth violence, such guidance is much needed."
--David G. Meyers, author of The Pursuit of Happiness

"Paul Swets' new book coaches parents of teens and pre-teens to win the communication game. ... When parents win this game, so do their teens!
--Pat Williams, former General Manager, Orlando Magic

"Healthy communication is critically important to me and my family.  In this book, I've found principles that work in resolving conflicts and sustaining a strong close relationship with our teenager and soon-to-be-teenagers."
--David Leestma, former NASA Astronaut

"The Art of Talking  With Your Teenager  can help parents restore understanding, strengthen relationships, and welcome their children home." 
--Ruth Bell Graham, author of Prodigals and Those Who Love Them

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