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18 Books To Read While Raising Teens

Author: Ali Flynn
Ali is the founder of Hang In There, Mama, offering encouragement and support for moms raising teens.

Do you ever feel like you are lost on your motherhood journey while raising teens? Do you ever feel like you don’t know the best way to reach your teen? Do you sometimes feel you have lost the connection you once had? Or maybe you are searching for new ways to communicate with the budding adult living under your roof?


There have been so many evenings I lie awake at night wondering and often worrying about how I can best understand my big kid and most of these times I turn to books for support and some new parenting tools.

Thinking of all of my fellow mamas, I created a list of 20 books on raising teens!

I have read many of these books and others have been recommended by trustworthy friends who are also in the thick of raising teens.

I hope these books are filled with inspiring words that touch your heart and allow you to exhale knowing you are not alone while traveling this motherhood journey.

Happy reading!

18 Books To Read While Raising Teens

Parents Guide to Teenager Anxiety and Depression

The Must-Have Guide for Understanding and Helping your Teenager Battle Anxiety and Depression


The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults


How To Talk So Teens Will Listen


7 Vital Skills for Parenting Teen Boys and Communicating with Your Teenage Son:

Proven Positive Parenting Tips for Raising Teenage Boys and Preparing … Skills That Every Parent Needs to Learn


7 Vital Skills for Parenting Teen Girls and Communicating with Your Teenage Daughter:

Proven Parenting Tips for Raising Teenage Girls with … Skills That Every Parent Needs To Learn


The Emotional Lives of Teenagers:

Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents


I’m Just A Kid With An IEP


Love Her Well

10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter


Decoding Boys

New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons


Life Skills for Teens

How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between


How to Raise an Adult


Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World 

How to Talk to Your Teen About Anything

Effective Communication Strategies to Connect with Your Teen

Trans Kids and Teens

Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition

Who Are You & What Have You Done with My Kid?

Connect with Your Tween While They Are Still Listening


Stop Sweating & Start Talking

How to Make Sex Chats with Your Kids Easier Than You Think



A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety

Parenting beyond the Rules

Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy



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