As a parent you kw that your 'child' is t just ather teenager, struggling to grow up. She is your daughter. That in itself makes her the most unique and important teenager in the world. But when your sweet little girl suddenly stops talking, won't do anything you tell her to do, and starts dressing like she stepped out of a celebrity magazine, you start wondering what went wrong. Michelle Mitchell has spent the last 10 years day-in, day-out, listening and talking with teenage girls about their lives, loves, hates and hopes. In this book she reveals that its what your daughter isn't telling you rather than what she does tell you that matters the most. Featuring an engaging and fresh voice, this book is full of straightforward advice in a complicated world. Its honesty, reality and practicality is ably illustrated by the many real anecdotes from teenagers themselves about their hectic everyday lives.
Michelle worked as a teacher before establishing the Youth Excel charity in 2000 devoted to working with teenagers from all walks of life to ensure they reach their full potential. Youth Excel delivers small group programs and mentoring hundreds of teenage girls each year, ensuring Michelle remains at the cutting edge of teenage culture. Her core philosophy is that families and communities hold the key to the issues facing the country's youth.