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Summary

For girls and young women these are shifting times: never before have they had so much freedom and choice, but never before have they had so many demands placed upon them—by themselves as well as others.

Writing directly to girls and young women, Dr Tara Porter draws on decades of experience to offer them insight into their own psychology. From exams to friendship, from families to love, Tara pulls together everything she has learnt to provide accessible explanations and suggestions for teenagers and young women everywhere. Like a warm letter from a wise friend or big sister, You Don't Understand Me not only understands the young person's perspectives but guides them through their challenges they face. 

You Don't Understand Me is uniquely written to teenagers and young women. But in explaining young women to themselves, it also provides an indispensable guide to their parents: a glimpse behind the rolled eyes and the protestations their daughter makes: 'you don't understand me'.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Dr Tara Porter (P)2022 Bonnier Books

Critic reviews

"If God were a mother, this is the Bible she would write for teenage girls and young women. This book is the greatest gift you could give your daughter." (Caitlin Moran)

"I would recommend this brilliantly clear and informative book to every young girl.... Tara writes with deep knowledge, warmth and humour about all the challenges young girls and all of us face, and she tells us how to overcome them." (Julia Samuel)

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should have read it when i was a teenager

i have a daughter so i thought i would try to understand the mindset of a teenage girl.

though this book is aimed at that demographic, the advice given and perspectives revealed I believe are useful.

I do not align with all of the views some completely others not to it’s level but the over all message and takeaway, i’d recommend to my daughter and son.

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Essential reading for your daughters and sisters.

This was really engaging. I wanted to read it before I give it to my daughter. I wish a book like this had been written for me when I was a teenager.