Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall:
This book is a survival guide for parents who find themselves lost in the world of modern teens. Anthony E. Wolf, a clinical psychologist, covers material concerning school, sex, alcohol, drugs, suicide, stepparenting, divorce and gay teens. However, the appeal of this book is that he explains the reasons teens act the way the do in a manner that is funny and enlightening. He arms parents with strategies on how to speak to a teen and reassures parents that conversations are never perfect. He believes parents should have rules, but acknowledges that the teen will sometimes break them. Usually the most a parent can hope for is "imperfect control."
A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager
by Anthony E. Wolf (2002)