“Literally the best non-fiction book I’ve ever read!” – Megan Knight, mother of tweens
No one tells you what to expect.
Your 9 year old that loves school suddenly takes 3 hours to get math done. Don’t even ask about everything else.
The 11 year old that loves to run errands now can t remember the one thing you told them to bring you long enough to get out of the room.
And the 13 year old…
Change your shirt before you leave, you tell your son, but he explodes.
You don’t care about me! This is my favorite shirt! You’re always criticizing me!
Or, you walk in to find your daughter sobbing and ask, What s wrong, honey?
I don t know! she wails.
They climb on an emotional rollercoaster and invite you to join them.
Don t get a ticket for that ride.
A TIME OF TRANSITION
What s happening? They re changing! The tweens or preteens, whatever you want to call it ,are the beginning of the transition to adulthood.
Hormones are flowing. Things are changing. Emotions are high.
School is a struggle, all of a sudden.
And spiritual questions pop up where there were none before.
THE STAKES ARE HIGH
Most parent-child relationships are broken during the tween years. When they are, the teens often just get worse and worse.
If you can get through the preteen years with your relationship intact, though, the teen years tend to get better and better.
Lay a foundation to make the teen years great!
Practical help. Real encouragement. Just what you need to cope with emotional meltdowns, motivate them to get school done, answer their spiritual questions, and most of all, protect your relationship with your eight to fourteen year olds.
No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope
Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the award-winning Raising Real Men and My Beloved and My Friend, are your guides on this challenging journey through these critical years of parenting…so that the years to come get better and better.
Read more at NoLongerLittle.com
This book is a must read! Move it to the top of your reading list!! I have been sharing tidbits from it with my friends because we all have tweens and we all so need this information! I have been encouraged, validated, and equipped as I deal with these everyday issues. My husband and I are reading the book together, and I just got online to order a case of these books to give out to others because it is such a worthwhile investment! I agree with the Youngs that reaching our children at this stage is essential to keeping their hearts as they move out of this stage.
Our eight year old said, “Mom, what’s wrong with my sister? She’s only happy about two hours of the day.”
THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for writing this book!
We have two sons who have already moved out of the house. We didn’t get it with the first, so we are battening down the hatches this time around! The book is easy to read, makes you laugh and brings so much light to such a dark time.
This book has helped me so much in understanding what my son is going through. I am so thankful for all the insights and knowledge in this book. Anyone who has tweens should read this to help cope with the tween years.
I love this book and recommend it to all my friends. I’ve loaned out my copy so I need to get another one. Our children are growing quickly and it’s so helpful to know how to usher them through these tween and teen years.
My husband and I read this together. So practical and biblical. Thank you!