If you can’t attend the November 8 Tween Talk program with relationship expert Evelyn Resh – a fee-based event designed to promote health, wellness and self-esteem among preteen girls – or you simply want more information on the topic, the following free resources from your library can help you navigate these difficult parenting years.
- Winning the award for the best title of a “how-to-parent-a-tween” resource is Julie Ross’ “How to Hug a Porcupine.” With this metaphor, Ross perfectly captures how tough the preteen years can be, both for parents and the kids verging on adolescence.
- Tween Talk keynote speaker Evelyn Resh’s “The Secret Lives of Teen Girls” provides parents with tools to help their teen daughters negotiate the waters of their sexual development and emerge as adult women capable of making good, safe and independent decisions.
- “The Everything Tween Book” by Linda Sonna, described as “A parent’s guide to surviving the turbulent pre-teen years.”
- “Parenting Teens With Love and Logic” by Foster Cline, which focuses on helping tweens and teens make responsible decisions for themselves.
- This handy overview of parenting tools, from books to online parenting education classes available through the library’s website.
- General education information for Missouri parents from the Parent Education Committee.
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