You woke up one day and your cheerful, friendly kid had morphed into a sarcastic, sullen adolescent who can't-or won't-talk to you. That's when you know it's time to learn to speak a second language-teen. Teenage as a Second Language reveals the secrets to talking to teenagers-one dialogue at a time. With these groundbreaking strategies, you'll maintain good communication, healthy interaction, and a strong connection to your teen, no matter how rocky the road to puberty becomes. You will learn how to: Let your teens help set the rules-and the consequences for breaking them; Realize that "me, me, me!" is actually age-appropriate; Put honesty above all else; Try not to criticize, judge, or become angry. Based on the latest research, this book works as a Rosetta Stone to help you hear what your kids are really saying-and makes sure nothing is lost in translation!