Hott Synopsis: Everywhere we look we see teenage girls with no self-esteem, too many eating disorders, and poor choices in friends. But are we taking t...moreHott Synopsis: Everywhere we look we see teenage girls with no self-esteem, too many eating disorders, and poor choices in friends. But are we taking time to look below the surface – time to talk to them long enough to determine the cause? I know, I know…. She knows she can come to you, right? That’s not the questions though, is it? It’s whether she will come to you. This book helps us not only to learn what’s really going on but also how to step back take a hard look at ourselves and our relationships with these girls that we love.
Hott Review: This was a tremendously difficult book to read. It was very hard to step back and take a completely honest look at myself and the relationship I have with my daughter. It was also astonishingly difficult to see what’s really going on in their lives. I can’t say enough – and this point is also made in the book – that the thing that teens need most is just someone to listen to them. Find a teen and give them that non-judgmental ear that they so desperately need!!
More… Author: Susie Shellenberger, Kathy Gowler Source: Bethany House via Netgalley Grade: B+(less)
Are you a mother? Grandmother? Aunt? Father? Teacher? Coach? Then I’d suggest you read this book. As everyone knows, girls are absolutely different tha...moreAre you a mother? Grandmother? Aunt? Father? Teacher? Coach? Then I’d suggest you read this book. As everyone knows, girls are absolutely different than anything you’ve ever dealt with — even if you were one yourself. Because of the culture that we have today there is a very slim margin for error in handling situations or even conversations with girls and young ladies.
Take some time to learn the facts and some great insight into the lives and hearts of our next generation.
A while back I reviewed Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Son. It was a great book but not nearly as scary as this one. Maybe it’s because the conversations we’re to have with are sons aren’t as heartbreaking, I don’t know, but this book really shook me.
I don’t think I made it through a page of this book without highlighting something and sharing it on facebook. I don’t know why things are so much worse than they were when I was a teen/preteen but I know that they are. Even in private schools with ‘good Christian kids’ not everyone has the same morals, standards, or even feelings about what constitutes right and wrong.
I’ll be purchasing a physical copy of this book to loan out to my friends and using my digital copy as a daily resource and reminder. I also think that reading through some of these stats at prayer time would be great guidance.(less)