How to Raise Your Parents (Paperback)

A Teen Girl's Survival Guide

By Sarah O'Leary Burningham, Bella Pilar (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811856966, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2008

List Price: 12.99*
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Being a teen (or the parent of a teen) doesn't have to be so hard. How to Raise Your Parents will help teens and their parents navigate those years between training bras and keys to the family car. In a voice teens will relate to and parents will appreciate, author Sarah O'Leary Burningham offers smart advice about negotiation and parental hot buttons and a little insight about what the world looks like from a parent's point of view.

About the Author

Sarah O'Leary Burningham was inspired to write this book when she was 16 years old. She lives in Manhattan. This is her first book. Bella Pilar's strong ties to fashion began with work in visual display and a career as a makeup artist before going on to her true love, illustration. Bella was trained in art and fashion at both Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

Praise For How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl's Survival Guide

"How to Raise Your Parents is brilliant - I wish I had a guide like this when I was a teenager...It's a terrific book. Clever and funny - and honestly helpful without being condescending or fake." Lauren Myracle, bestselling teen author of ttfn, ttyl, and l8r g8r

"This book tackles difficult topics with wit and wisdom. It speaks honestly and openly to teens about the challenges of being an adolescent in today's world." Kathryn Della-Piana, LCSW, Exec. Director, Family Counseling Center

"[A] wise and witty work for smart teenage girls. The result should be that both parent and teen feel they can be heard and respected, even where there is disagreement." Penny Brooke Jameson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

"In turning the tables, Burningham gets readers to see things from an adult's perspective and offers advice on how to negotiate so that the two generations can happily coexist as a family....[S]he's a very hip adult who makes sense, and teens just might want to listen to her." School Library Journal