Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Counterintuitive

Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review - Counterintuitive

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About the Book Tyler Durman has spoken live to over 4 million teenagers. Following each presentation, where he offers guidance through comedic storytelling, students approach him to confide and confess things they’ve never told their parents, teachers, or even best friends. Thousands of these one on one conversations have given Tyler a rare window into their lives, allowing him to gain wisdom about the surprising and counterintuitive things they need and long for from the adults in their lives. If you want to experience joy and intimacy in your relationship with your child or students, the observations and tools in these pages will give you a way forward. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or at a loss, they’ll provide hope. As a former teacher and father of five, Tyler writes with a voice that’s fresh, raw, and just pure fun. He’s found a way to relay profound wisdom while being intensely funny at the same time.

“Powerful. Refreshing. Hilarious. I literally couldn’t put it down! The scope and candor of this book cut to the realities of parenting and teaching while offering hope through practical solutions… a pure joy to read.”
                              Dr. Paul Lewanski, Ed.D., California Teacher of the Year

My Take on the Book
This was an important book that all parents of tweens or teens should read at least once. I found myself re-reading a number of sections as the content is rich and meaningful. What is most important is that this was developed from content outside of the author. The author spoke to many teens to create this book so the voices you are hearing are true to life and important to hear.

Any parent knows that the teenage years can be difficult for the teen and for the parent, but this book really allows parents to get inside a teenagers' mind and especially understand the complexities and societal pressures that are lurking there.

This book really gets parents to take a moment to stop and listen and really hear what these teens are saying so that they can gain perspective for the teen in their own home.

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