2000 Editors' Choice: Top-ten Parenting & Families Book of the Year.
– Amazon.com

Best Parenting and Family Books of 2000
– Barnes & Noble.com

"Smart and sensitive."
– TIME Magazine

"This excellent work is to be thoroughly read, reread, and thought about."
– Library Journal

"A lively, wise, and user-friendly translation of bewildering teenaged behavior.. The authors avoid smug formulae and write in a colloquial, jargon-free style."
– Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will find intelligent observations about teens; the authors have a solid grasp on what makes adolescents tick.... The appendixes, which break down teen behavior into developmental characteristics, are particularly useful. The authors' overriding themes--that parents should influence, not control their teen's life; that teens need to be trusted, guided, and loved--are invaluable for parents facing this challenging time in their child's life."
– Publishers Weekly