1-8-2010 Best Parenting Articles This Week

Hello Readers,

We are in South America–Argentina, Chile and Uruguay working on our next book Parenting is Flat! Hope your January is super!

Top Articles:

The Top 10 Worst Excuses Parents and Teens Make
Making positive changes in your life stem from asking for help, but often help is hard to ask for. Here are the 10 reasons why.

10 Questions You Need to Ask the People You Love
A cool way to get to know those we love ever more, and for them to get to know us better.

Articles from Teens:

Discovering your faith: Religion and Teens
5 tips to discovering faith with the help of your friends, family and a little research.

Games for Teens
4 classic games that are still fun, for teens or adults!

Surviving Moving to a New High School
A 5-step guide to surviving a tough transition, switching schools in the middle of high school.

Youth and Learning Disorders
Understanding teens dealing with learning disabilities.

Study Guide for Non-Studious Students: Tips & Tricks to Ensure Success
Tips that take you through prior, during and post exam-day.

Picks of the Week:

Discipline without distress:  135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery, by Judy Arnall

Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl’s Guide to Boyfriends By  Kaycee Jane

A prince is a metaphor for a healthy relationship, a frog is the opposite. When we know better like what to expect from a relationship—what needs we deserve and how we deserve to be treated—we’ll all make better choices.

Book of the Week:


In honor of New Year’s, we are celebrating the official launch of Brett Blumenthal’s bestselling, new and highly acclaimed book, “GET REAL” and STOP Dieting Learn the 5 Simple Rules to shed excess weight and maintain a healthy weight for life, WITHOUT DIETING! “GET REAL”gives you the facts, information and tools to help you eat healthy today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life.  The best part?  You’ll look and feel better than ever!  So, in 2010, join the “GET REAL”movement and make a Resolution to STOP Dieting!

The Imposter: How a Juvenile Criminal Succeeded in Business and Life by Kip Kreiling

A great biographical story about someone who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to rise to the top.  A great read for parents and teens. I think this is a great example for kids and parents who need to be reminded that they can do anything they put their mind too, work hard and achieve their dreams. Kip serves as an amazing inspiration to young people and the book is a fun and easy read despite some of the challenging topics he presents.

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