You can probably guess something about the term we've just had by my latest choice of reading matter!
This book was recommended to us by our brother-in-law. It has been the perfect remedy.
Not so much for the advice (which was useful) or the information about teenage brains (which was enlightening), but for the humour.
Anyone with teenagers in the house will appreciate how important it is to find a reason to laugh.
Nigel Latta's approach to parenting had me laughing out loud as I recognised ourselves and chuckling with glee at some of his inventive solutions.
The case studies are also a good release valve as you realise that your kids are not as extreme as the ones in the book! The sense of fellowship is important but so is the reality check!
Nigel's approach to parenting is realistic, do-able and sensible.
If I had to summarise his approach in one sentence it would be "we need to give them (teenagers) a reason to be good...but we also need to give them a reason not to be bad."
Nigel also has a website (and several other parenting books) to help out with all the ages and stages.
Highly recommended for anyone who suddenly finds themselves living with a slothful grunter or neanderthal caveman.