Teenagers are a mystery. One minute they are happy to see you the next they can't stand to even look your direction. Being a teenager in today's society is a lot harder than it was when I was a kid. I'm not even that old. Times have changed and made life extremely hard in an already difficult time in a young persons life.
Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not To Get BLINDSIDED By Your Child's Teen Years by Mark Gregston is the survival manual for those exhausting times and that's just what those times are for parents...exhausting.
Gregston shows us how society affects our children today and how its different than what we are used to. He also gives us the strategies that we need to make sure we help our teens and tweens through these rough years. Not only does he tell us what works but, he also informs us of what won't work which saves us, as parent, a lot of time.
The best part of the book, I think, are the list of conversation starters at the end. This gives us no excuses for communicating with our teenagers.
"I received a copy of this book from the for the purpose of this review."