Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Letting Go with Love and Confidence

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Book Review - Letting Go with Love and Confidence

About the Book
A parenting guide to adolescence - a sensible and considerate resource to navigating your teen to adulthood, making the transformation an transforming a traditional time of strife into an opportunity for positive growth for both the parent and child.

For parents, "letting go" and nurturing teens in today's world to become healthy, well-adjusted adults may be a more challenging process than ever before. There are many new pressures and opportunities for kids to grow up faster than they should. In Letting Go with Love and Confidence, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg and Susan Fitzgerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood. As Dr. Ginsburg explains, it is these everyday decisions and conversations that have the greatest potential to foster resilience and build confidence and his three-step litmus test can apply to any decision: Is it safe? Is it practical? Does it meet my standards for morality and decency?

Empowering and groundbreaking, with stories from real parents, this book is a comprehensive, one-stop resource to parenting teens in the twenty-first century.

About the Authors

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and an expert on parenting teens. Regularly voted a "Top Doc" by Philadelphia magazine, he speaks across the country and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Susan Fitzgerald is an award-winning journalist. She lives outside Philadelphia.

My Take on the Book

This book did an amazing job at opening my eyes to the many different thing that I will be needing to be thinking about as my girls get older. With the practical examples provided throughout the book the book is so easy to follow and read and you can actually see yourself in the situations and it makes you mentally think to yourself, what would I do in this situation.
The book was straight-forward and provided easy to follow advice on how to be able to let go gradually and calmly while maintaining the respect and decorum that you want as your children grow. It also gives you all of the tools to help your child to be a healthy well-adjusted child as they get older and transition into making choices for themselves instead of having you make the choices for them.

All-in-all, this was a great book, that any parent should read, you will not be disappointed!

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