About the Book
As a parent, you want to see your teen succeed in school and in life--and you do your best to help. But how do you know what will make a difference? Maybe it's time to listen to a teacher. Day in and day out, teachers watch kids interact with peers, make decisions, deal with difficulty, accept or deflect responsibility . . . Teachers are our eyes and ears--and there's a lot they wish we knew. In "Teenagers 101," veteran high school teacher Rebecca Deurlein examines how we can support our teens as they cope with the challenges of the modern world. In an age of instant gratification, how do they learn to work hard? How do they become self-reliant when Mom and Dad are quick to step in? How do they make the transition from kids to adults? Speaking as an educator and a parent herself, Deurlein offers practical strategies for getting teens to: Be self-motivated - Take responsibility for learning - Puzzle through problems - Become their own advocate - Present themselves well - And more Packed with engaging anecdotes and backed by years of experience, "Teenagers 101" is a crash course on the skills teenagers everywhere need to thrive in college and beyond.
My Take on the Book
Understand and supporting your teenager today is not easy to be sure. This is especially the case in the ever changing world that we live in with the new demands and the 24-7 reality of expectations being set and laid upon them from every direction (or so it seems). This book takes a new look at the role of the parent with teenagers and helps you re-think your own role as a parent and the steps that you can and should take to help your teen to become a well-adjusted member of our society. The book is a great one that was easy to read and understand and the book truly challenges you to take that next step in advocating for your child to help them become even stronger and more successful in the long run.
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