Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Consumer Critique: Teenagers 101 and Parenting with a Story

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

I recently got two parenting books to receive, both of which were chock full of helpful information.

The first is Teenagers 101: What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed. This book is very education-minded, with information about managing teens' busy schedules, AP classes, balancing parental involvement with teen freedom, and plans for post-high school, whether or not that includes a college education. As a teacher myself, I love the tips that are relevant for any high school student. Too many parents are helicopter parents, while others don't know how to be involved and don't do anything - this book provides great advice on striking the right middle ground. It also is honest and up front about the fact that college isn't the right move for every student.

Parenting with a Story: Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share is focused on character development. It's appropriate for parents with kids of any age, and really spans all situations, with stories collecting from around the world. Humility, persistence, compassion, honesty, courage, and many more values are covered in this book. The stories help make the lessons real and relatable, without being preachy.

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