Anything But My Phone, Mom!: Raising Emotionally Resilient Daughters in the Digital Age (Paperback)
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Practical advice for raising authentic, self-reliant teenage girls in the age of the Internet from the experienced clinical psychologist Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler
It may feel as though your preteen or teenage daughter is growing up in a different universe than you did. Between smartphones, social media, and cyberbullying, the world is changing. Technology is transforming how girls identify themselves, learn, develop social skills, and communicate with the people around them. Many mothers feel as though they are venturing into alien territory, with no idea how to navigate these unprecedented situations. But the good news is that regardless of your technological skill, you are still the best person to guide your daughter through all the chaos of adolescence.
In Anything But My Phone, Mom! Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler shows mothers how to handle the modern challenges of parenting teenage girls, drawing upon dozens of interviews with teenagers and their mothers, decades of clinical experience, and her own experience raising a daughter. With clear, practical advice, she provides insights and strategies for how you can better understand your daughter and what she's going through, maintain a close and loving relationship with her, keep her safe, and help her become a resilient, capable, confident, and healthy young woman.
About the Author
Roni Cohen-Sandler, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and speaker with decades of experience assessing and treating adolescents and adults, specializing in the issues of women and teenage girls, mother-daughter relationships, parent guidance, and psychoeducational assessments. She has appeared as an expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CBS, Good Morning America, and PBS, among many others, and has been featured in print in many major outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Marie Claire, and Teen Vogue. Along with her husband, she divides her time between Connecticut and Los Angeles.
“Cohen-Sandler’s research-based guidance is a must-read for parents of teenage girls.”
“Sound, reassuring and practical, Roni Cohen-Sandler’s advice helps us stay close to our daughters, even when they seem to be doing their level best to push us away. I’m so grateful for this book.”
—KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters and former editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog
“Roni Cohen Sandler has given moms a reassuring, practical and compassionate book that we can all see ourselves in and learn from.”
—Rachel Simmons, bestselling author of Odd Girl Out
“Roni Cohen-Sandler helps moms navigate the challenging terrain of raising resilient daughters during these unprecedented times. Packed with research and practical tips, this engaging book is an excellent resource for moms everywhere who want to make a positive impact on their daughter’s life.”
—Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, co-authors of Happy Together