Two of Australia’s favourite commentators share their ‘not entirely sarcastic’ A-Z of tips and strategies for staying sane while parenting teenagers in their new book So… You’re Having a Teenageran a-z of adolescence from argumentative to zits.

ABC Radio presenter, Sarah Macdonald is the author of the international bestseller Holy Cow. She has two terrific teens who would say this book is ‘fully sick’ but they refuse to read it. Cathy Wilcox is a cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is the mother of two children, who have almost made it through the teenage years, and one eternally childlike dog.  Sarah Macdonald and Cathy Wilcox are friends, next door neighbours and fellow mums of teens who have lived through it all and produced this straight talking, not entirely sarcastic, informative guide to what for many parents are the most challenging, but interesting and exciting years in the role.

If parents are worried about drugs, the authors recommend Valium, wine and HRT.  From A for argumentative, awkward and angst, to Z is for zits and Zzzzzs, So… You’re Having a Teenager takes readers on a journey through all aspects of raising an adolescent.

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