Bringing up Your Parents

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​OK, so technically, teachers are not the target market for this particular little self-help tome. But teenagers are, which puts the content firmly within the secondary educator’s territory (and let’s face it, anything that promises a glimpse into the way the adolescent mind works has got to be worth a try). It’s clearly been a while since the author was himself in his teens (in fact, his days of being a parent of members of that age group are now firmly behind him), and at times his delivery can come across as a shade try-hard and uncomfortable – however, his advice is sound, and as you flip through the chapters you may well find that his method of explaining perennial points of conflict from the perspective of both aggrieved and frustrated offspring and perplexed, protective parents offers you a few new ways of approaching some of your own, more recalcitrant class members.