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Raising Real People: Creating a Resilient Family

Raising Real People: Creating a Resilient Family is bestselling Australian book explores the delights, frustrations and dilemmas facing parents of adolescents. Author and clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller offers parents practical solutions to common problems adolescents face, with a refreshing emphasis on parents being there for their children, rather than on the need to adopt particular parenting skills. The focus of parenting is therefore placed on the quality of the relationship between parent and adolescent.

Fuller identifies parenting practices in well-functioning families that work with adolescents, as well as looking at practices that don’t work. He also illustrates the changing fashions in parenting theory, and the different social expectations and pressures that make each generation’s task different from that of the previous generation. Fuller’s approach is light-hearted and supportive of parents. His awareness that adolescence is a time of enjoyment, as well as being anxiety-provoking for parents, is humorously illustrated in advice sheets around 38 typical, and some more difficult, parenting issues.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0864314248
EISBN: 0585497672
Publication Year: 2002
Subject Covered: Home economics; Family, marriage, women