~Written by Myrna Beth Haskell
LIONS and TIGERS and TEENS is a compilation of the best installments of Myrna Haskell’s popular, syndicated column for parents of teens, teachers, siblings, grandparents… or anyone who interacts with today’s youth. Also included are several installments that have never before been published, now available exclusively to readers of this promising new book from Unlimited Publishing LLC. This guide is a lighthearted journey through the ups and downs of raising teenagers. But it also provides serious, practical advice, brimming with tips from dozens of experts in the field. In addition, real-life lessons from more than 100 everyday parents and teens are shared, showing you what works in practice, as well as theory. Readers are invited to submit their own “Tips & Tales” at http://www.myrnahaskell.com for possible future publication. The book covers a wide range of universal topics that parents of teenagers face, such as how to handle a teen’s first time behind the wheel; how to deal with lying; setting and enforcing curfews; and many more issues commonly faced by teens and those who care for them.
Lions and Tigers and Teens is a collection of enlightening and often times humorous stories about the trials and rewards of raising teens. As a mother of four, ages 9-21, I greatly appreciate the insight her stories bring. The Tips and Tales at the end of each chapter are also a wonderful addition to the book, helping parents learn from others who have faced the same issues. One of my favorite stories (and I have many) is No Jacket Required. I have faced the war of the jacket numerous times and reading this story was like reading a page from my life. I even laughed as the conversation between parent and teen sounded like my own. In case you were wondering, I let my teen go without a jacket. The next time I said it was cold out my teen grabbed a jacket on his own. By letting him make the "decision" a confrontation was avoided. Stories like this one and many, many more make Lions and Tigers and Teens well worth the read.
Even though it is easy to forget, we were all teens at one time and need to keep that in mind when choosing our battles. I applaud the author in her efforts to assist parents with the everyday challenges teens bring and for the reminder that being a parent, although difficult at times, is truly a gift.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Lions and Tigers and Teens. Available at Amazon.com.
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