How to Say It To Your Kids & How To Say It To Teens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

The Right Words to Solve Problems, Soothe Feelings, and Teach Values

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No family is totally void of touchy issues, tragedy, or times of trouble. This book makes the perfect handbook for when our tongues are tied, and we just don’t know how to explain life lessons to our children. We all want to say the right thing and have our children was away with the right ideas, but it’s hard. The book touches on just about every topic you can think of, from adoption to the worried child. The table of contents in the front lists the life challenges we’re dealt, then directs the reader right to the section where it gives examples of the right way to say things, the wrong way to say things, and the reasons why. Dr. Coleman gives us “Things to Consider” for each topic and a “Smart Talk” information box that gives statistics and interesting facts on that topic, so we can be more informed about what our children need to hear from us, their role models. There is a troubleshooting section in the back, and if the table of contents isn’t enough to help you find the help you need, the index in the back picks up the ball and runs with it. I was especially pleased to see that Dr. Coleman did not avoid discussing God, as so many “experts” want to do today. He touches on dealing with the child that doesn’t want to go to church, as well as other religious issues. I would highly recommend this book to any parent concerned about saying the right things to their children. Read reviews from those that have purchased this book, Average customer rating at is 5 stars http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130308846/thefamilycorne02 Book Review – How To Say It To Teens

Talking about the most important topics of their lives…

Any parent of a teen knows how easily communication can break down when trying to send a message to, or get information from, a teenager. Even after all avenues are exhausted, sometimes the only result is that both parent and teen huff off in frustration or anger. Oftentimes, words are said that are later regretted. Dr. Heyman speaks from experience in How To Say It To Teens . As the father of three children, two adopted, he had his share of frustration with his middle son and learned a lot from it. Here in his book, he fires on all the pistons regarding how to tackle problems and say just the right thing to get your teen to listen and to open up to you. For instance, just som eof the topics hit covers are divorce, anger, school issues, honesty, popularity, and tatoos and body piercing. He illustrates examples of how not to say things, then he gives suggestions on what is appropriate to say. I highly recommend this book to parents of teens, if just to keep on your shelf for handy reference. Dr. Heyman has provided a wonderful resource, and it will certainly give parents of teens a solid peace of mind. Read the Editorial Review at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0735201889/thefamilycorne02

Mia Cronan is a married full-time mother of three girls, ages 5, 3, and 1, living in Pennsylvania. She owns and edits www.MainStreetMom.com , the magazine for modern mothers with traditional values. Mia can be reached at [email protected] .

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Mia Cronan (16 Posts)

Mia Cronan is a married full-time mother of three girls, ages 4, 3, and 1, living in Pennsylvania. She owns and edits www.MainStreetMom.com, the magazine for modern mothers with traditional values. Mia can be reached at [email protected].


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