You Don't Really Know Me
Why Mothers and Daughters Fight and How Both Can Win
By (author) Terri Apter
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You Don't Really Know Me by Terri Apter
Book DescriptionMothers and teenage daughters argue more than any other child-parent pair-on average every two-and-a-half days. These quarrels, Terri Apter shows, are attempts to negotiate changes in a relationship that is valued by both mothers and daughters. A daughter often feels her mother doesn't know or understand her, and by fighting hopes to force her mother into a new awareness of who she really is, how she has changed, and what she is now capable of doing and understanding. But mothers often misinterpret their daughter's outbursts as signs of rejection, and they may pull back feeling hurt and confused. Through case studies and conversations between mothers and daughters, Apter shows mothers how to interpret the meanings behind a daughter's angry words and how to emerge from arguments with a new closeness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393327106
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Terri Apter
Difficult Mothers, Paperback (June 2013)
An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters.
Sister Knot, Paperback (February 2008)
"The best book on sisters, very important and beautifully written."-Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice
Confident Child, Paperback (April 2007)
A renowned social psychologist's clear-cut, thoughtful, and practical strategy for parents who want to promote self-confidence in their child.
Myth of Maturity, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Terri Apter
"Parents and young adults alike should benefit from the advice in Apter's insightful book."-Washington Post
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Author Biography - Terri Apter
Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.
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