Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Review-10 myths of Teen Dating--Daniel Anderson


About The Book (provided by Litfuse)
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.

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 withThe 10 Myths of Teen Dating, their first book together. Daniel and Jacquelyn both make their home in Portland, Oregon.                                                                            
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And I Thought ...
Practical much needed resource for parents!  A book every parent needs to read.  
The book is filled with realistic personal stories.

Reflection questions end each chapter allowing the  parent/reader to contemplate and ready themselves to discuss the content with his/her daughter. Here are a couple of examples  . . . 
From Chapter 1- Myth1-If I Had a Boyfriend I would Be Happy.  
Questions-What have you taught your daughter about where happiness is found?
From Chapter 4- Myth 4- Sex Will Enhance My Relationship
Question-What have you told your daughter about why boys want to have sex?

Discussion questions follow the reflection questions and  provide very candid opportunities to discuss the content together with your child/children.  

This is a great book and I highly recommend all parents to read it.  Although it is really written for girls I think that older guys (college students) might find valuable information.  
Anything that parents can do to ensure the safety of their daughters and son's as well is proactive.  Giving children honesty and truth 
preparing them to 'date smart' is parenting 'smart'.  

Check it out at these retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
and Christian Book (dot) Com.

I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse.

This review is posted at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, 
CBC and Goodreads.
This review will appear on My Reading Journeys

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