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Bragging rights and bumper stickers are some of the social forces fueling today's parenting behavior, and as a result even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly.

Many parents don't know how best to support their teens, especially when everyone around them seems to be frantically tutoring, managing, and helicoptering. The Parent Compass offers: 

  • Advice on fostering grit and resilience and strategies to help your teen approach life with purpose

  • Guidance on how to preserve your relationship with your teen while navigating a competitive academic environment

  • Clear expectations of your appropriate role in the college admission process

  • Effective ways to approach technology use in your home, and much more!

Katie Couric and Zibby Owens'
11 Books Every Parent Should Read This Fall

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Best Seller (Library Journal's Top 20)
Top 100 Best Parenting Books of All Time
#1 Best New Parenting Audiobook to Read in 2021
#5 Best New Parenting Book to Read  in 2021
#17 Best Parenting Audiobook of All Time


“Launching into the teen years without this book in your hands is like taking to the sea in a boat with no rudder.”

Kelly Corrigan, New York Times Bestselling Author of Tell Me More


“An earnest and instructive guide. . . Parents of teens will appreciate the authors' well-reasoned and practical approach.”

“At a time when parents are bombarded with so much contradictory advice about their children's education that it's a wonder they can even breathe (let alone think), The Parent Compass offers counsel that is wise, calm, comprehensive, and most important of all, well-informed. These are experts you can trust.”

William Deresiewicz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

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