I have reviewed my share of teen-related books, but I sure wish that it was not time for me to review books regarding my youngest!! Oh My! Where does the time go?
So, yes I knew this book would be a great tool in my home with my daughter who is 9 going on 20, depending on the day!! So when I saw a coming of age book/tool for moms for their little girls I knew I wanted to read it. I am so glad I did!
This is a great book to get your hands on if you have a young daughter, I would even say about 7 or so, so that you can be prepared ahead of time. The more time we have to read about, and prepare for these tween/teen years the better, as far as I am concerned!!
This is not a book you will want to sit and read to your daughter. (If you are looking for that I suggest the American Girls Guide to your Body). This is more of a book you want to read through and then walk through what it tells you. For instance, it encourages the reader to begin an open line of communication with their daughter. If this already exists then you are ahead of the game. Once the lines are open there are conversation starters, and topics that should be addressed. As you go through the chapters the authors will lead you in tackling hard conversation and topics.
As a mom of 4 tweens/teens I know I need a guide book of sorts. We all talk, all the time, about all sorts of stuff – but I think it is natural to avoid the hard stuff, the messy stuff. Books like She’s Almost a Teenager help parents to find the way to approach these topics in a way that is comfortable for everyone.
Each chapters approaches the end in mind philosophy – and asks us (the parents) to figure out what we want at the end, what we hope to get out of these conversations, and even gets us thinking about what we think about certain things.
I enjoyed reading through this book, and it has helped me tackle some issues with my not-so-lttle girl. I enjoyed the authors styles, and their occasional humorous approaches to things.
NOTE : I received a copy of She’s Almost a Teenager in exchange for an honest review.
Is Your Daughter on the Right Path?
Do you know what your daughter really thinks about boys, school, God, her future? It’s not easy to be sure. These and other important topics don’t often come up in everyday conversation. Plus, a girl’s views on life can shift quickly, thanks to friends, pop culture, and other influences.
Now, with this book, you can connect with your daughter and help her navigate the coming teen years. Based on tried-and-true parenting wisdom, you will find thoughtful questions and talking points that lead to meaningful, natural conversations on key issues, including:
· Physical and emotional changes your daughter is facing
· Taking ownership of her spiritual life
· Using social media responsibly
· and much more
These bonding times will not only help you both get ready for the years ahead, but they will show that you love her dearly.