Sunday, July 8, 2012
Tough Guys & Drama Queens book review
Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents.
Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child's growing pains and raging hormones.
For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, "A parent's success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers, it's more about how they approach their child and engage with them."
The book is divided into three sections:
*What's so different about today's culture *Why traditional parenting no longer works *A new model for parenting teens
Foundational and practical, and written from the crucible of experience, Tough Guys and Drama Queens answers the questions that parents are asking, helping them become the parents their children need them to be.
In my opinion, this book really opens the doors to what we all wonder... why the drama? The author has a lot of experience dealing with teens, and let's face it, we were all teens once and know the drama that comes along with it. But why? In this book, the author explains a lot and answers the most common of questions in an interesting way.
It was a good read, and I think I read it in record time. I just couldn't put it down. Any parent of a teenager can definetly relate to this book, and I strongly recommend it to ANYONE that has a teenager in their life in some way or another.
I did not receive any financial compensation for this review. I did, however, receive free product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.