You Don't Understand Me

Finding Yourself, Facing Your Problems and Figuring Out Life (When Nobody Gets It)

by Tara Porter

On Sale: 12/20/2022

You Don't Understand Me

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You Don't Understand Me

Finding Yourself, Facing Your Problems and Figuring Out Life (When Nobody Gets It)

by Tara Porter

On Sale: 12/20/2022

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About the Book

Being a young woman today is harder than ever before, but Tara Porter's empathetic, highly expert approach will guide teenagers, young women and their parents through these difficult years

Female adolescence is an ever-shifting, notoriously tricky time of life. And never before have young women had so much freedom and choice. But never before have they had so many demands placed upon them—by themselves as well as by others. How can today's teenager or young woman cope during this stage? Are there any simple answers?

Writing directly to girls and young women, Dr. Tara Porter draws on decades of experience to offer insight into their own psychology. Like a warm letter from a wise friend or big sister, You Don't Understand Me examines the situation from a young person's perspective, guiding readers through the various challenges they may encounter. And as well as explaining young women to themselves, it provides an indispensable resource for parents—a glimpse behind the rolled eyes and the protestations of “You don't understand me!"

Filled with simple strategies, clear explanations and current case studies, this book is an essential and deeply human guide for families everywhere.

Critical Praise

“Tara Porter is the voice I wish every young woman could have in their lives—not friend, not parent, but a therapist whose authenticity jumps off the page. A book I wish I’d had and would have learned from, even as a young adult. Wise, warm, informed, practical, deeply validating, and able to translate mighty concepts into nuggets of wisdom that just make good sense. A great read, and one that made me feel richer and more capable as a parent…and as a human in general.” — Dr. Jillian Horton, We Are All Perfectly Fine

“This is a book the women of the world need to read, now more than ever. Dr. Porter so eloquently depicts the undeniable strengths women have always possessed while highlighting the historical struggles young women continue to face. Maybe most importantly, she has a powerful way of capturing how women are stepping into a time where it is necessary to shift the narrative. As a psychologist, I learned so much in the stories of the patients she has served, and as a mother, this is a book I hope my daughter, and all daughters, get to read.” — Dr. Jody Carrington, Feeling Seen

“A comprehensive guide for every young women. Dr. Tara Porter covers the challenging terrain of adulting with compassion, accuracy, and sage advice that is sure to benefit all who read it.”  — Alyson Schafer, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

“The 21st-century girl’s survival pack. 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, How to Be a Woman

“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, Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443469753
  • ISBN 10: 1443469750
  • Imprint: Collins
  • On Sale: 12/20/2022
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
  • BISAC2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
  • BISAC3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions

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