“Griffin challenges parents to assert their authority differently. This book, rich in anecdotes, will make a great addition to any parenting collection.”
–Library Journal

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“Griffin’s carefully crafted characters ring heartbreakingly true and her finely wrought plot will snare readers from the first page.”
–Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Life Without Summer

“…a multi-generational novel that plucks the heartstrings.”
–Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Book of Summer 2010

Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin

“Lynne’s passionate delivery builds bridges among children, faculty, and parents. Her encouraging attitude and perceptiveness make her an asset to any school or parent community.”
–Renee DuChainey-Farkes, The Kingsley School

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Girl Sent Away is a harrowing tale of family and adolescence—of the things parents do to keep their children whole and the terrible mistakes they make along the way.”
–Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street

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Girl Sent Away ~ A Novel ~ Available Now

"This compelling novel takes us inside the lives of a girl and her father who fall prey to a horrific reality: a system of institutions that claims to treat trauma, but actually creates more of it. A must-read, especially for anyone whose life is touched by troubled teens." –Maia Szalavitz, author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids

Also available now, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, a companion guide for reading GIRL SENT AWAY. Collaborate with Lynne to engage your community of parents, teachers, and teens in this important dialogue about preventive mental health. To invite Lynne to speak at your school, organization, or book club, email Events@LynneGriffin.com.

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Strategies for Stress-Free Evenings at Home

Excerpt from an article in ADDitude magazine. To avoid parent-child power struggles, make fewer verbal demands. Instead of telling your child what to do (which is often perceived as nagging), use a nonverbal cue. “Children with ADHD may lock into certain behaviors and lose focus, but parents can often redirect them with a simple nonverbal cue,” […]

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Top Secret Strategies for Negotiating with Your Kids

Excerpt from Parenting magazine article. While life often feels like an assembly line of yes-no’s, a healthier approach may revolve less around imposing your will and more around a business-centric tactic: negotiating. What’s that, you say? Doesn’t negotiating mean you’re getting stepped on more often than Times Square? Nope. The key, says Lynne Griffin, author […]

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Proactive Parenting Series South of Boston ~ Beginning October 3rd

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Forging Strong Parent-Professional Partnerships

Decades of research show that when families and schools partner together, children are better positioned to reach their greatest potential as learners and active members of the school community. There’s simply no doubt that parental involvement is directly linked to students with higher self-confidence and more positive attitudes toward school and learning. From better attendance […]