Tough Guys and Dama Queens Book Review

I primarily agreed to review this book based on the title. Although I am not the parent of a teen, I work with a lot of teens, and always welcome more understanding about them and how to better communicate with them.

This book takes a look on the relationship that parents have with their teens, and ways to improve that relationship. The author presents many things that parents often do, and why they hurt, rather than help, the relationship with their young person.

One of my favorite moments in the book is about control. The author talks about parents who brought in their son and were upset with his behavior. The parents had a 4 page document detailing the "rules" of the home. Of course, they were just trying to give guidance and structure. What the teen revealed was that he wanted to be free to make his own decisions.

I was, at first, concerned with the Christian aspect of the book. However, I did not feel like the book was "preachy" at all. It gave nice tips and recommendations to better communicate with your teen, and I felt the advice was both practical and do-able (which is very important in my book). It is a short read, and may open the eyes for many parents.

I received this item for free to review on MamaBreak. However, the opinions expressed here are my own.  

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