This book starts with a powerful chapter about young children and teens who are troubled and how we treat them differently as soon as they become young adults – losing our compassion and expecting them to act like the rest of us rational beings when really it isn’t possible after the dysfunctional upbringing they’ve endured. After reading this I thought the whole book was going be similar – a real challenge to my way of thinking.
The rest was…… ok. Some of the writing I found disjointed, and at times I wasn’t sure who the audience was supposed to be. Is this book for parents, or teenagers? The cultural references were mostly too outdated to appeal to teenagers, yet some of the messaging appeared to be aimed at them. The chapters about parenting styles purport to offer advice but at times just come across as judgmental.
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