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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10 Myths of Teen Dating- AKA The Things You Don't Know and SHOULD!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Litfuse Publicicty, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

All parents turn into detectives when their teen starts dating, so this book is timely today!

There's no greater moment of panic in a parent's life than when their daughter begins to date.


Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equipped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.

And by the same token, teenage girls crave information about dating and relationships. And left to their own devices, many will develop their own assumptions about dating by talking to their friends or watching the latest TV shows and movies. But that will only lead them down a path toward heartbreak.

So how do you engage your daughter in discussions about dating, relationships, and her future happiness? Expert educator Daniel Anderson and his twenty something daughter, Jacquelyn, help you navigate the biggest dating myths, including: the myth that a boyfriend will make your daughter happy, that she should trust her feelings, or that sex will enhance her relationship. Combining the latest scientific research with poignant personal stories, as well as proven truths and practical application, The 10Myths of Teen Dating will equip you to teach your daughter how to date smart for today . . . and tomorrow.

Check out the author and his daughter, talking about how the book came about:

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Topics included in this books are ones you would expect, like sex, feelings, abuse, fighting, and ones you might not, like serial dating, rebound relationships and getting back together. I truly love how Daniel started out with what happiness IS, and what it is NOT. This may be the hardest one for teens to understand, as they are so ruled by peer pressure at this age. The thought of being different and unique is not only difficult, but fraught with it's own devilish rocks to overcome. But Daniel stresses that happiness doesn't come from those outside signs, but from within OURSELVES. This is something I've actually already talked to Miss Grace about- if you are happy with yourself, then that shows and you will find the right person for YOU, not who others think you should be with.

Each chapter gives a bottom line, summarizing the myth and solution, then offers questions for you and your daughter to discuss, questions for reflection, and thoughts for the next chapter. This way you can take one chapter at a time, break it down into discussions and questions, and then see where you and your daughter are. Do you need more discussion? Should you move on to the next chapter, or offer more discussions on the present topic? This is a very realistic and honest look at all the pitfalls and myths of teen dating and a very welcome resource to parents- moms and dads alike. I would recommend ALL parents read it. Even if you only have boys, many of the myths cross over to both girls and boys!

About the authors:

Daniel Anderson is a former college All-American basketball player, an expert educator, and a father of two grown daughters and a son. As a veteran high school teacher in the public school system, Daniel was troubled by how his students approached dating and relationships. He and his daughter, Jacquelyn Anderson---a twenty something and also a high school teacher---decided to address this need by equipping parents with The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, their first book together. Daniel and Jacquelyn both make their home in Portland, Oregon. Follow them on their Website and Facebook pages.

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