A cute, sassy “manual” for teen girls on how to make the most of their teen years without making Mom and Dad crazy.
How to Raise Your Parents definitely has the big sister tone down pat, and, for the most part, it doesn’t court too much controvery. I can see parents buying this book for their daughters, but I’m not sure I can see girls buying it for themselves, not because the advice isn’t good but because it’s a little preachy at times.
Since I’ve got a daughter now, I’m terrified about what will happen when she’s a teenager. I guess it’s a long way off, but I can’t help but think about all the ways there are these days for girls to get themselves in trouble. I only hope that I will have the presence of mind to keep the lines of communication open and help her become her own person, even if I don’t always agree with her choices.