‘You Shut Up!’ Re-Defining Teenager

Discover Never-Before-Revealed Secrets of the Twisted Teenage Mind

Find out what teenagers really think
and how you can build a better relationship with them today!

Three teenagers sitting on floor using technology

Do you ever feel that today’s youth are disrespectful,
hard to understand and just plain, outright weird?
The great news is that you’re not alone!
Get your copy HERE and discover solutions for everyday life

As said by Socrates himself:

“Our youth love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

And that was a whole 21 centuries ago!

Inter-generational conflict can be traced way back into the early years of human existence, and although youth of every generation may seem worse, don’t worry because you are not alone!

The best thing we can do at any age to build a better, healthier relationships is to learn to understand, and this is exact reason why ‘You Shut Up!’ was written.

Eva-Maria shares:

“As a teenager at the time, at just 17 years old, I wanted to give adults precious insight and let them into the secret world of teenagers, show real life examples of what teenagers really do and think, and by doing so, offering proven techniques and tips about how other generations in this world can relate, understand and apply this knowledge to building better relationships with youth who are inevitably the next in line to rule the world in only a few years time!”

‘You Shut Up!’

Re-Defining Teenager


Written by a 21st century teenager, ‘You Shut Up!’ explores the twisted teenage mind, giving parents an insider’s view into the world of today’s teenagers.

The guessing game of what teenagers really think is over – this book will give you valuable never-before-published information to help you build a better relationship with your teen!

With the help of this book be one of the first to get ahead, and find out how to handle your teenager to both your and their advantage!

ISBN 978-0-473-13122-7, 216 pages, over 60 original illustrations, 2nd Ed.

…or first, read what others are saying…

‘You Shut Up!’ is not a comfortable read. It challenges parents to reassess the way they relate to their teenagers and come up with an approach that is guided by a mixture of love and pragmatism, communication and non-interference, with less judgement and more trust – something we aren’t always very good at. While parents won’t necessarily agree with everything Eva-Maria says – or be able to execute the balancing act she espouses – they will have trouble getting her voice out of their heads, especially next time they have a run-in with one of their teenagers. In a nutshell, Eva-Maria’s book advises adults to ‘chill’. This is a provocative tale told from a thinking teenager’s point of view and every parent should read it for that reason alone.
– Mary McCallum, mother, author and, book critic.

Parenting is a hard job, but it gets easier with listening especially when the efforts of your attention are able to tell you what works and what doesn’t. Eva’s book is not an easy read, there are some things that are not comfortable – and that is the way it should be. The life of a teen is not always easy nor always comfortable. The interface between parents expectations, their own dim memories of being parented as teens themselves, the social pressure of their adult peers, and sheer ignorance with the volatility of teenage emotions and reactions, media hype around teenagers, the force that teenagers make their point as they learn to communicate in a more sophisticated way, as well as factors such as fatigue, hunger and stress mean that many parents – though well intentioned – sometimes miss the optimal practice required to be a great parent to a developing teen. If you need a handbook, and most of us do, grab a copy of Eva’s book. But make sure your teenager reads it too! – Steven Arnold, Founder of Athena Montessori College, Wellington

A book straight from the heart of a 17 year old teenager. Great insight as to how teenagers like to be treated and the issues that they face “growing up”. It’s never been an easy time for teenagers when emotions run wild, peer pressure and pressure on themselves are always in the back of their minds. I think there is more pressure regarding drugs and sex on our young people. Children are being exposed to these pressures at a much younger age and that is a personal concern of mine. The main points for parents to remember as parents of teenagers is to keep communication channels open, love and accept your children unconditionally. If you have invested the time and effort and developed that bonding when they were younger then trust that your teenagers will and can make good decisions. Teenagers are our future. We as adults may think we know more but remember we were young once and we haven’t exactly created a perfect world. It would be good to have an old head on young shoulders but we have all learnt and are always learning along the way. Eva-Maria you have a natural gift. Are you thinking of Psychology as part of your studies? I wish you well. You do have a very mature outlook and I thank you and feel privileged for letting me read your book.– Anna Geremia-Young, mother of 11 year old coming into teenage years

17 year old, best-selling author Eva Maria, has coached more than one hundred teens as part of her research for her awe-inspiring work called “You Shut Up!” Get inspired to improve communication with teenagers and take a step towards understanding this amazing generation.
– International Coach Dave Rogers

Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, Bookman Beattie admires energy and enterprise, and here is a new book from a young enterprising author…. – Bookman Beattie

…[her] aim is to help millions of parent-teenager relationships throughout the globe, and she’s well on her way to achieving that goal…
– NZ Woman’s Weekly

This book will give you never-before-published information to help you build a better relationship with your teen! – Her Business Magazine

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