Infant and Child Development
Supporting Parents of Teenagers tackles many questions regarding both policy and practice, and is therefore an extremely welcome addition to the literature. The book is entirely readable, clearly structured, bringing together a collection of writers from a variety of areas and expertise, who are addressing a wide range of issues. The book sets out to share the existing information about both research and practice between all those involved in the field of parenting teenagers. In this reviewer's opinion it succeeds in doing more than that, as it not only brings together some of the most up-to-date research findings, but also addresses questions about the purpose of providing support for parents and offers ways forward in relation to future policy and practice.
All the contributors to this handbook for professionals are engaged in providing support services to parents of adolescents... Social workers, GPs and teachers may not have the time or expertise to provide continuing support, but at least they should know where it might be found. This collection does a useful job of describing what is available, including chapters on teenagers from ethnic minorities, families caught up in the youth justice system, and telephone helplines.
British Journal of Social Work
Supporting Parents of Teenagers: A Handbook for Professionals, through its varied testimonies and examples from the many worlds of parents and teenagers provides a resource for continuous concerns about the lived experience of parents and teenagers.