Best Books for Raising Teens

Here's a selection of books to help parents through the task of raising teenagers ...

Recommended books on parenting teenagers

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated

discusses boys as much as girls. Different reactions and issues for sure.

I am currently reading "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life
 by Ana Homayoun. So far so good and very insightful.

* Someone here recommended "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week," by Ana
Homayoun, and I'm just about to put it into practice. She writes about
how to get kids organized -- which, I hope, will help everyone in the
family cope with school more effectively. It seems like a really
terrific book

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education  by Grace Llewellyn
These aren’t exactly what you’re asking for but may be relevant, depending on the situation/problem.

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage-and Let Go of-Your 13-18 Year Olds
My kids liked this one.

I've gained a lot of insight by reading Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind  by MIchael J. Bradley.

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers
 by Michael Riera has been really helpful, and we return to it when we need it.  And now that we have a second teenage boy, I'll probably be reading it from cover to cover again soon.

I haven't gotten The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers  yet, but that's next.  Wendy Mogel wrote a terrific book about younger kids, The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children, and I expect that this one, about the teenage years, is just as useful.