Saturday, October 22, 2016

Scientific research + This poignant, personal stories = a must-have resource for #teendating.

Book info
About the book:

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future (David C Cook, September 2016)

There's no greater moment of panic in a parent's life than when their daughter begins to date.

Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equipped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.

And by the same token, teenage girls crave information about dating and relationships. And left to their own devices, many will develop their own assumptions about dating by talking to their friends or watching the latest TV shows and movies. But that will only lead them down a path toward heartbreak.

So how do you engage your daughter in discussions about dating, relationships, and her future happiness? Expert educator Daniel Anderson and his twenty something daughter, Jacquelyn, help you navigate the biggest dating myths, including: the myth that a boyfriend will make your daughter happy, that she should trust her feelings, or that sex will enhance her relationship. Combining the latest scientific research with poignant personal stories, as well as proven truths and practical application, The 10 Myths of Teen Dating will equip you to teach your daughter how to date smart for today . . . and tomorrow.

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About the authors:

Daniel Anderson is a former college All-American basketball player, an expert educator, and a father of two grown daughters and a son. As a veteran high school teacher in the public school system, Daniel was troubled by how his students approached dating and relationships. He and his daughter, Jacquelyn Anderson---a twenty something and also a high school teacher---decided to address this need by equipping parents with The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, their first book together. Daniel and Jacquelyn both make their home in Portland, Oregon.

My Review:
This book is a must-read and must-have for any parent of a daughter and anyone who is in a role of working with a teenage girl and offering guidance.  "The 10 Myths of Teen Dating" is filled with so much information and questions and a guided discussion for parents and daughters.  I love the layout of this book as each chapter focuses on a different "myth," tackling each one with research and personal thoughts and stories.  Each chapter ends with questions to reflect upon and questions/conversation starters to talk about with your daughter.  Honestly, the thought of my daughter becoming a teenager and dating terrifies me.  I do not want her learning all she will know about dating and boys and life from her friends, I want her to know that she can always come to me to talk and I feel like this book will help with keeping the communication open between us and guide discussions that may become a tad uncomfortable.  I also work with children and young teens and while reading this I was already thinking "aha that will help" or "aha I can start a conversation like that."  This book covers so much from thinking that happiness is found in boyfriends, sex and love are the same, rebound relationships to living together.  I cannot recommend this book enough to parents, run out and get this book and begin reading!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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