As thoughtful parents of teens and tweens, we read books on brain development and psychology to inform our parenting. We also encourage our teens and preteens to read helpful books to develop themselves. After all, we strive to be life-long learners!
Change your child’s financial future with this book! Smart Money, Smart Kids is told by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze as their family rebuilt their lives on Biblical financial principles after bankruptcy. This book covers all ages, but many concepts are helpful to parents of tweens and teens.
Give your teen or tween the “Empathy Advantage”: Read Unselfie by Michelle Borba and be part of the solution to end bullying, narcissism, and self-centeredness.
The 5 Love Languages for Teenagers helps us fill our teen’s (or tween’s) “emotional love tank.” The security our love provides them enables our adolescents to be resilient in the face of negative cultural pressures.
Is your teen a leader? Do you want to impart wisdom without lecturing? Consider these nonfiction books for teen leaders, thinkers, and do-ers!
Conscious Discipline is written for teachers. However, this book is useful for parents to learn about the developing brain and how social skills must be directly taught. It isn’t easy to apply to parenting teens and tweens, but Conscious Discipline may change your relationship with your child!
The book, Boundaries with Teens, teaches how to balance grace and truth in our parenting. Learn how to create strong boundaries and consequences while maintaining your empathetic connection with your tween or teen!
Want to give a graduate you know a life-changing gift? Give the book, The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College! Help a teen avoid debt, learn to budget, and consider the “opportunity costs” of choices.