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Finally, parenting advice from the kid’s perspective! It’s usually impossible to get more than one-word-answers from us, but with my book “Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded” and my blog, I hope I can be honest about real issues that teens and pre-teens are dealing with, so you, the parents, can actually understand us (well at least a small part of our world)…and we can finally develop better relationships.

Have you ever wondered what really goes on in the mind of a teenager?
As a teenager, have you ever wondered why parents really make your curfew so early?
As a parent, have you hoped for a better understanding of the teenage years?

I am very excited to announce that my next book will be coming out in September with Plume Books–a member of Penguin Group (USA). Here is a sneak peek:

“Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?” by Vanessa Van Petten

Every parent fears “losing” their child. But in this revolutionary book, youthologist Vanessa Van Petten translates what parents want to say into what teens want to hear.

At 16,VanessaVan Petten started her award-winning website,, in reaction to sudden friction with her parents. Today,Vanessa and more than one hundred teen contributors help thousands of parents build and maintain healthy, strong, mutually fulfilling relationships with their teenage children—by providing prescriptive advice straight from the source.

From classic fights like dating and chores to twenty-first century issues such as sexting and cyberbullying, this comprehensive book provides step-by-step guidance on every worry, including:

• Lying

• Social Networking

• School

• Peer Pressure

• Sex

• Drugs

It’s never too late to reconnect.VanessaVan Petten helps you learn what’s really going on in your child’s life, and most importantly—understand when to put your foot down and when to let go.


It will be available in bookstores starting 8.30.11, but you can pre-order now at the following websites: (Thank you, thank you, thank you for checking it out!)


Barnes and Noble




Books a Million


In this breakthrough guide to understanding teenagers, author Vanessa Van Petten (see bio here) gives parents tricks and advice that is radically different than any other parenting book. Every topic is brought onto the table, as Van Petten delves into teenage sex, underage drinking, video games and teen drug use. Her candor and personal anecdotes help inform and calm parents’ fears by telling them how to prevent these issues from happening to their own children.

Parents will discover:
• Why teenagers do drugs, break curfew and rebel; and how to stop this destructive behavior by building trust.
• How to stop your teenager from pulling away so that you can have a better relationship; open communication and real emotional connection; and empower your teen to become a happier, more productive, more successful adult.

To Your Success,

Vanessa Van Petten