Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers (Paperback)

By Michael Riera

Ten Speed Press, 9781607743460, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2012



This perennial bestseller (with more than 100,000 copies sold) has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of teenagers and their parents.

Since its initial publication in 1995, Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers has ushered countless families through the trying years of adolescence. In this fully revised and updated edition, Riera tackles some of the newest issues facing parents and teens, and gives a second look to the old standbys alcohol and drugs, academics, sex and dating, sports and extracurriculars, eating disorders, making friends, single parenting, divorce, and more. Riera channels his unpatronizing approach and two decades of experience working with teens into this optimistic and indispensable book.

About the Author

MICHAEL RIERA, PhD, is the author of four other books for parents and teens. The former family counselor for CBS's Saturday Morning Early Show, Riera is also an award-winning columnist, educator and national speaker. He has appeared on Oprah, 48 Hours, The Today Show, The View, and NPR radio, and is currently head of the Brentwood School in Los Angeles.

Praise For Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

"This book offers a wealth of down-to-earth and practical advice. No detached academic author here! Dr. Riera is in the trenches with lots of hands-on experience to pass on to frustrated parents and teens alike."
—Dr. Dean Edell