7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You

7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You

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Teenagers’ lives are tough? You don’t say. And neither do they. Learn how to break the silence, and turn parent/teen alienation into communication.

Every teenager keeps secrets. And every parent worries that those secrets could lead to dangerous or risky behavior. In this clear-eyed guide to keeping pace, and peace, with teens today, authors Lippincott and Deutsch – one an educator, the other a psychologist, both parents – offer a deceptively simple plan to break down those barriers based on three clear rules: Teens need to stay safe, show respect, and keep in touch. The key? Keep the conversation going. How? By understanding that there are things in adolescent life that, like acne and attitude, are part of the landscape.

And now, the 2nd edition of this groundbreaking book features new research, conversations and parenting tips on how to deal with the latest teen risks and challenges, including stress, the internet and social “friendworking”.

Book Info

Publication date: 2011 (2nd edition)
Pages: 256
Binding: paperback
Authors: Robin Deutsch, PhD, and Jennifer Marshall Lippincott

Author Info

Jennifer Marshall Lippincott has worked with adolescents and parents as a high school English teacher, a dean at a boarding school and a learning consultant. She has observed, counseled and researched teens extensively in a quest to understand their quirky, honest and unpredictable behaviors. She has translated her insights into two editions of the book, 7 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You (And How to Talk About Them Anyway), Random House 2005, 2011 as well as delightfully humorous and provocative talks replete with stories and deceptively simple parenting tips. Jenifer also moderates two webinar series for Campus Outreach Services, which reach thousands of parents of 5-12 year olds and 13-18 year olds. Topics for these webinars range from alcohol awareness, resilience, and using technology to bullying and harassment and mental health.

Jennifer is the former co-founder and Executive Vice President of Kid-topia, a pioneering educational broadband channel for the PC and has over twenty years’ experience in the learning field, consulting with schools, businesses and the government in the areas of communications, parenting, diversity, strategic planning, and moral development. She holds a master’s degree in human development from Harvard University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two adolescent daughters.


Dr. Robin Deutsch is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, a senior consultant to the Children and the Law Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP).

She practices as a therapist, consultant, custody evaluator, mediator and parent coordinator. Dr. Deutsch lectures widely throughout North America and Europe on Parenting Coordination, parenting and child development, and complex issues related to family conflict, including parent alienation, attachment, abuse and neglect, and trauma. She has published extensively on issues related to attachment, alienation, co-parenting after divorce, high conflict divorce, parenting plans, and parenting coordination. She is the past president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), former Chair of the American Psychological Association(APA) Ethics Committee.