- Title: Grow the Tree You Got: & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers
- Author: Tom Sturges
- ISBN: 9781585428601
- Page: 405
- Format: Paperback
A wise and inspiring guide to parenting through the extraordinary and at times tumultuous journey that is the adolescent and teenage years When Tom Sturges became a father, he decided that he wanted to be one of the greatest father that ever walked the earth But things became a bit complicated when his older son turned ten, and the chatty kid he d known suddenlyA wise and inspiring guide to parenting through the extraordinary and at times tumultuous journey that is the adolescent and teenage years When Tom Sturges became a father, he decided that he wanted to be one of the greatest father that ever walked the earth But things became a bit complicated when his older son turned ten, and the chatty kid he d known suddenly started locking his bedroom door Tom realized he needed to find a way to stay on track he needed crib notes So, if a parenting idea of technique worked well, he wrote it down And if he stumbled across something another parent did that was particularly ingenious or exemplary, he wrote that down, too In Grow the Tree You Got, Tom presents golden rules for raising happy, healthy, and compassionate adults His mantra It s impossible to show our children too much respect, but it s worth the effort to try.
Recent Comments "Grow the Tree You Got: & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers"
Having a teenage son was what prompted me to want to read this book. Many of the stories were relatable but most of the ideas and tips were nothing new to me. They say that most self-help books aren’t helpful because either you don’t apply the information or because it is common knowledge…this falls under the common knowledge for me. I know there are many parents that don’t apply this information and it could prove to be a big change for their family if they did.The book is simply a remi [...]
I liked it. It was pretty lighthearted, generally good reminders. I had a hard time reading it in one setting because I felt like I was skimming through it and not taking things to heart, so I slowed it down and read a chapter here and there. Definitely felt like a self-help book but still had some good things for me to remember.p. 18: If you find yourself in a circumstance with your children and you are not sure how to act, or react, or even respond to what they have done, ask yourself: What wo [...]
I'm conflicted. On the one hand, this book is purely anecdotal with no science or author credentials to back it up. The author even admits he is only a part-time parent to his own kids, and he has no formal training in child development. Other than some volunteerism, this dude has no business writing a parenting book. But then again, it's an entertaining read. If you can get past Sturges contradicting himself every other chapter and offering no substantiation, it's not a total waste of time. All [...]
Some nuggets in here that help me validate that I am on the right track as we head into adolescence. I appreciate that the author encourages readers to respect the person your child is and not try to relate to him or her only as you want your child to be. This is much along the same philosophy as "The Available Parent.". The lessons are the chapter titles and the stories to illustrate the examples are brief, but relevant.
While the ideas in this book are definitely American (i.e. other cultures will have widely different but equally valid philosophies on childrearing), I found it a good read and very helpful to remind me of things I already knew and make me feel they were possible for me to aspire to achieving.
Easy reads. Some really eye-opening ideas about raising my kiddos.
Not bad. A couple of good ideas. Interesting anecdotes.
My daughter just turned 10 so I found this very useful for the soon to be teenager. Some of the tips are very useful and I will remember them!
The most interesting part of the book was the title.
found this at the dollar store. good pointers that I wish I could follow. quick read.
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