It’s easier to be a brain surgeon than a good parent!

No one finds it easy to be a parent of a teenager...Why Won’t My Teenager Talk to Me? offers a new approach. Dr John Coleman has used his years of experience as a child psychologist to develop a completely original, easy-to-use, framework for parents of teenagers.

Dr Coleman’s STAGE framework will provide new insights for mothers and fathers.   It offers invaluable suggestions for parents about how to make communication easier, and how to concentrate on the things that really matter. As Fiona Miller, Guardian Columnist comments “This is the book for all who want to have a better conversation with their son our daughter.”

Based on well-respected research, but also drawing on Dr Coleman’s long experience in the field, the STAGE approach represents a break-through in the understanding of teenage behaviour. The framework identifies five key dimensions of parenting. The author outlines why these dimensions are essential components of family life, and advises parents how they can use the framework in their relationships with their teenagers.

The great advantage of the STAGE framework is that it translates research findings into a model that parents can understand. As Professor Tanya Byron says, “It will prove a godsend to parents”.  

This book gives ideas and hope to those who are currently wondering why their teenager won’t talk to them and is an invaluable guide to the adolescent stage of life, as Dr Coleman says ‘I have seen first-hand how damaged and stressful parent/teenage interactions can become. I wanted to offer a structured way of enabling parents and carers to become better informed, more responsive and more resilient as parents of teenagers.’

Suzie Hayman, Agony Aunt for Woman magazine, and Trustee of the charity Family lives.

“Why Won’t my teenager talk to me?” is the question so many parents ask. Here’s the book to help you understand why, and to help you turn the situation around. John Coleman has the knowledge and experience. Every parent should have a copy!”

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Why Won’t My Teenager Talk to Me?

Written by John Coleman

Published: 14th of April

Pb: 978-1-13-801734-4

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About the Author…
John Coleman has an international reputation for his work with parents and young people. He is a trained clinical psychologist and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is the founder of a research centre studying adolescents and their families, and during his career he has also run a special school for troubled teenagers and worked as a policy advisor for government. In addition to running workshops for parents of teenagers, he has created two series for TV and written books and developed videos on the adolescent years. John’s pioneering work has been widely recognised and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001 he was awarded an OBE for services to young people.

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“Why Won’t my teenager talk to me?” is the question so many parents ask. Here’s the book to help you understand why, and to help you turn the situation around. John Coleman has the knowledge and experience. Every parent should have a copy!
Suzie Hayman
This book will have a big impact. It is designed to help parents to become more confident in their relationships with the teenagers. It is not only a practical guide, but also an original approach for all those who have sons or daughters in this age range.
Professor Tanya Byron
This is an important book for all parents of teenagers to read. The challenges of communicating with a grumpy teenager are wll known, but there is too little guidance available. This is the book for all who want to have a better conversation with their son or daughter.
Fiona Miller
Parenting can be hard work, but providing mothers and fathers with clarity and confidence is what John Coleman is able to do. He approached the complex, challenging and wonderful responsibility of raising teenagers in a manner that reduces conflict and creates the basis for lon-lasting stable relationships.
Jeremy Todd