“She’s Almost A Teenager: Essential Conversations to Have Now,” by Peter & Heather Larson and David & Claudia Arp

I recently had the chance to read She’s Almost A Teenager: Essential Conversations to Have Now, by Peter & Heather Larson and David & Claudia Arp. This nonfiction book was published on September 1, 2015, by Bethany House.

About this book (from the back cover):

Your daughter is growing up. There are so many issues she’ll face, such as body image, confusion about relationships, and taking ownership of her spiritual life. How do you connect with her on the things that are important to both of you? This structured approach to conversations and activities with your girl will make it easier to have those memorable times together. You’ll find practical ways to encourage her in her faith, talk about the challenges she faces in school and with friends, and remind her that you love her dearly.

Final Verdict:

The term “tweens” is usually applied to 10-to-12-year-olds, but I have an 8-year-old daughter and this book was really helpful for me too, especially as a way to get me thinking about things that are heading our way. There are 8 conversation guides, to help you pick your daughter’s brain on subjects like friends, academics, faith, body, money, tech, and boys. I spend most of my days with my daughters, but it seems that sometimes our conversations are either superficial, or random. This book offers great ideas for digging deeper into what your daughter really thinks, as well as ideas from other parents on how to deal with situations that are bound to arise. I also loved the ideas of Project Thirteen and the Birthday Box. This book felt like having a great brainstorming session with friends. Highly recommended for parents of daughters!

 If you’d like to check out She’s Almost a Teenager it is currently on sale for $8.99 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $12.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $10.55. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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