Project Do I Get My Allowance Before Or After Im Grounded
Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm Grounded?
Stop Fighting, Start Talking, and Get to Know Your Teen
Vanessa Van Petten
August 30, 2011

Praise for  Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?
“Like a crafty spy, Van Petten comfortably segues from parent to teen perspective, and while noting that each adolescent is unique, she skillfully opens doors to the collective teen psyche.”
—Publishers Weekly

About the Book
At 16, frustrated by the friction in her family, Vanessa created a website,, to share her perspective. Today, her award-winning site has more than 100 teen contributors and receives 200,000 unique hits monthly.

Based on the same winning formula as the site, Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded? goes straight to the source—teens themselves—to give parents prescriptive advice that works. Covering perennial topics like chores and dating as well as 21st century concerns like Facebook and sexting, this comprehensive guide shows parents how to close the gap and reconnect with their teen.

About the Author
Vanessa Van Petten has appeared on The Doctors, CNN, CBS, and ABC News Now (and The Real Housewives of Orange County) won the Mom’s Choice Award in 2009 and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping and Teen Vogue.  Vanessa’s previous two self-published books—not distributed in stores—have sold nearly 10,000 copies, solely through her website and at events.