Monday, April 30, 2012

Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens

imageBusy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens
Published at Tyndale

About the book

With almost everything you need to know to care for your family available on the Internet or at the library these days, how do you sort through the wealth of information available? How do you narrow down your web search? And how many pages are in that reference guide? It can be overwhelming to look for specific information. Relax—we have the cure for the common search. The information you need is at your fingertips in the practical and easy-to-use “Busy Mom’s Guide” series.

Using a question-and-answer format, Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens gives you tips and solid advice as your child heads into the teen years and fights for his or her independence. Driving, cell phones, social networking, physical and emotional changes—all of these things are coming at your child with a vengeance. Don’t just survive your child’s leap into adolescence, take the journey together and learn to thrive as a family. Your roadmap is inside this book—enjoy the ride!

Some content previously published in the Complete Guide’s Baby & Childcare.

My Thoughts

Ah! The famous teen years…   I’m already experiencing some of the changes in my son’s life even though he will be turning 11 this year.    So how can you encourage a young man or woman in life when they get moody, roll their eyes at you or simply don’t want to talk?   Here’s comes one of the best parenting book I could suggest to anyone out there.   Knowing that Focus of the Family is behind this publication give me peace of heart and mind as to learn how to deal with the teenage years.

This book covers the changes in the body, the importance of giving them more independence, and how to handle the media and the internet.  It will provide you update information on teen sexuality (no worries it doesn’t promote it but will give you tools to how to handle it), how to prevent addictions, how to encourage the teen who has a low self-esteem and how to pass the baton to release them in their adult life.

I also discovered that there are three stages of teenage years – early adolescence which covers the ages of twelve through fourteen, middle adolescence which concentrate on the years fifteen through seventeen and finally late adolescence which is specifically for the ages of eighteen through twenty-one.  Through each of these stages, you will discover the differences in the changes that might occur.

While flipping through the pages of this book I quickly discovered that it was a short version of the information found in the Complete Book of Baby & Child Care which I had purchased a few years ago. Since I have the large book in hand, I decided to compare the text of this book to the other one. And it is compatible – to the point that if you already own the Complete Book of Baby and Child Care I don’t think I would suggest that you purchase the Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens unless you really desire to tuck it in your purse and carry it around with you. On the other hand, if you are curious in knowing more about how to deal with your upcoming teenager, the Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens is the perfect book for you.  You can trust the information you will find in it because it is an official book from the Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council in the U.S.A.

Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment