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Raising Successful Teens by Jeffrey Dean September 27, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 2:59 pm
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About:

“This revised and updated edition of The Fight of Your Life features a new title, refreshed design, and 70% new content.

From every side–the Internet, social media, interactions with friends, in both their public and private lives–teens are persuaded to follow the world’s way over God’s every day. Culture’s mantra “live for today” has become the slogan of this generation! But, one thing remains true–mom and dad are still the greatest influence in the life of their child.

Based on timeless biblical truths, Raising Successful Teens equips parents with positive, encouraging, and practical advice. A family and teen culture expert with more than 25 years of ministry experience, Jeffrey Dean gives parents the street-level approach they need to help their teens wisely and safely navigate technology, friendships, dating relationships, social media, and more. Parents will learn how to keep the lines of communication open and stay involved in their teens’ lives.”

My thoughts:

This book will definitely inspire you to have real conversations with your kids. I started asking my kids some of the question the author suggested. They kind of laughed at me, like I’m weird but I’m okay with that.

As much as I liked this book I wonder how realistic some of the suggestions are. The author sounds like a perfect parent, doing all the right things, having all the right conversations. It made me feel like a failure at times. I’m sure that wasn’t the author’s intent, but that was how I felt.  I wonder, does anyone have those kind of conversations regularly with their kids without their kids thinking you are pushing it on them?

I definitely think these conversations need to take place, you need to know you kids and what will push them away and what will open the doors of communication. Read with an open mind and know that every family is different.

Visit Jeffrey here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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