This review will be right to the point, friends.
Right to the point because that is the style in which The Teen Whisperer was written.
Mike Linderman has written a book that you should read if you are the parent of a teenager, or have children that will be entering their teens.
There are times when I get sentimental about things, as you know, but not about this subject. I have an eighteen year old daughter, and I thank God for the fact that she seems to be quite healthy and isn't acting out at all. I have an almost-nine-year-old daughter who is also quite healthy and doesn't seem to be exhibiting any unusual behaviors. I'm glad about this book, anyway.
The author discusses the reasons why children, particularly teenagers, act out, and talks about ways of dealing with those issues. I think that he hits the nail on the head, but the most important part of this book is the discussion of communicating with your teen child. I'm a man, and try as I might, communication isn't always easy for me (shocking, right?), well, the author helps with this, which is important, because as the song said: "communication is the problem to the answer"
Linderman writes in a direct manner, without a lot of sugar-coating, and without a lot of clinical psychobabble that leaves you with a headache like the one I had after drinking some questionable booze in Okinawa when I was in the Marines many years ago.
Simply put, this book is something that you should read before your children become teenagers! Read it, and perhaps you can mitigate problems on the rise instead of dealing with full-blown issues later on.
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