15 January 2013

Book Review: Tough Guys and Drama Queens

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I never thought that raising a teenager is like riding a roller coaster. One minute, you're up and the next thing you know, you're emotions are all going down the drain. That's how it feels like dealing with my own daughter.

I am glad I got this free book. I thought I was prepared to enter the battle but I was totally wrong. This book gave me the insights on how to deal with my own teenager and to be able to come out of the battle victorious.

The author, Mark Gregstons, uses picturesque words to describe the ordeals of dealing with a teenager and his tips on how to tackle unwarranted behavior, dangerous activities and malicious curiosity of today's teens.

The book presents viable tips to parents to reinforce positive relationships with their own teens and how to cope with their volatile behavior. Not only that the book is full of advise, tips and wisdom coming from a man who dealt with every face of teen angst and rebellion, and explains everything through his eyes as a founder and councilor of Heartlight, a center for teens with issues.

I highly recommend this book to parents who have teens or even those who have none as a means to better understand today's youth. 

The book was given to me complimentary by Thomas Nelson Publication via Booksneeze.com.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 


15 comments :

  1. I love Thomas Nelson books! I just submitted my own review recently. This books sounds like a good one. :)

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  2. though I do not have kids, but I believe this book would be a good read for me too since I handle a lot of teens, my students :) they are so different now than the teens during my years, and i had to find ways to better understand them so i can work very well with them, i do enjoy their uniqueness and difference though, it makes me feel younger yet reminding me i am a lot older being too different from them :)

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  3. I hear yeah! I am scared with the teenager nowadays, they are all advance and sometime can't understand their attitude anymore or just maybe I'm getting old ;)

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  4. Looks like I need to get a hold of this book and be handy when the challenges of raising a teenager arise. I know that it will just be a blink of an eye and my son will be a teenager:)

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  6. At least tapos na ako raising my three kids but this is a good book to have since I am always young-at-heart and most of my friends are teens. Wag ka ng kokontra sis. Just believe me. :)

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  7. I'm gonna need this book sometime soon. I have an 11 year old kid and right now, we're starting that roller-coaster, up and down emotional ride thing. i guess being a parent to teenager is whole lot like being a teenager too with all of its roller-coaster of emotions. thanks for the visit, sis ria.

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  8. That's what other parents are telling me when I told someone that dealing with kids is very challenging. They would often say "Wait till they become teenagers". Oh boy, I am not looking for that lol.

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  9. In denial ako sa fact na hindi forever babies ang mga anak ko! Hehehe.. Another good book.. =) Knowing how kids are nowadays, parang minsan gusto ko munang ipagpaliban ang paglaki nila...

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  10. ayay, I can imagine raising a teenager...thanks for sharing this book!

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  11. Natawa ako sa drama queen. Pretty soon, I will be dealing with one or two as my little daughters will age. Hahaha. I am excited with full of hope that they'll not give me headaches! LOL.

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  12. Very interesting, i might consider purchasing that book someday, thank you for sharing

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  13. I love all your comments, very insightful and Kuya Papaleng, special mention ka :) Your comment is funny. Sige na po, I will not "kontra." LOL

    I do hope and pray that your kids will not go through the tumultuous phase of adolescence. Kakaloka sa tutoo lng. Parang kailan lng, my daughter was the sweet, angelic, caring and loving kid I had known. Then one day, she just grew up and turned into someone very new to me. I keep telling her that the real "princess" has been abducted by aliens. She'll laugh at the joke and shrug her shoulders. Sigh... I kind of miss the times when she will allow me to hold her hands, read books to her and have a nice decent conversation that would always end with "I LOVE YOUs."

    I hope you don't have to go through what I am going through now and definitely, this book will be a big help just in case.

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  14. PS.

    I also told myself that she wouldn't give me any pain in the arse when she grows up because she was a good kid (she actually still is with extras hahaha) but all that changed in a snap.

    I am into hypertension meds now...hahaha... No kidding! So yeah, I do pray that your kids won't change into angry teens but instead, grow up to be responsible, God-fearing, respectful and loving kids. Just as how we all envisioned our kids to be...

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  15. I have had my share of dealing with an angry teen and am happy to report that I have survived it but not without some pain. The important thing is that the parent and child survive this phase together and come out intact and closer than ever.

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