Christine A Howard

Great Parenting Advice from Great Waters Press

Have you ever looked at your pre-teen and wondered if they have fallen victim to the “body snatchers?”  I mean as parents we expect our teenagers to act strangely at times, but typically we don’t expect these changes to happen as early as they really do.  If you have suddenly realized that your pre-teen has entered a new phase that you just can’t understand, I highly recommend seeking out Great Waters Press.  Our family recently had the opportunity to review No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope, and it is a wonderful resource.  Here is what we found…

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A Little About Great Waters Press

Great Waters Press started in 2009 by authors Hal and Melanie Young.  They know kids, because they are parents to eight children. Quite a few of their children have made it through their tweens and teens, and more a working through these years.  To say that the Youngs are parenting veterans would be an understatement.  They truly have the experience to be very relevant to other parents, and they see things through a Biblical lens.

Great Waters Press has many great titles to choose from.  For this review, members of the Review Crew looked at two books, No Longer Little Parenting Tweens With Grace And Hope and Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality.  As I mentioned, our family looked at No Longer Little.

A Little About No Longer Little Parenting Tweens With Grace And Hope

This book is great for parents who are new to the tween years, will be coming to the tween years soon, or who need a more Biblical view for parenting tweens.  The book begins with the biology behind puberty and how this plays into the changes in behavior we see during the pre-teen years.  It continues with changes in brain development that sometimes cause tweens to appear distracted and forgetful.  One of the best part of this book deals with children that begin to doubt their faith at this age.  I had no idea just how common this was.  I am certain that this will help other parents dealing with this too.

No Longer Little by Hal and Melanie Young
My absolute favorite chapter deals with the social struggles that begin in the tween years. This really hit home for one of my sons.  He is the escape artist at social gatherings of any kind.  This began in about 5th grade, and what we found is that he was being bullied at the public school.  I really wish I had read this book earlier, because they have great suggestions for how to deal with these things.

If you are a parent of a tween, I highly recommend this book.  You will find it written with grace, personal experience and solid research.  This book is a great resource for parents, and should have a place in your parenting library.

Review Crew Thoughts…

You don’t have to take our word for it though.  As I mentioned, there are other Review Crew families who have worked very hard to bring you a great review of the book they looked at.  There are two books in this review.  I highly recommend that you check out the other reviews and learn more about these great books.  To do so, simply click the link below.

Love, Honor, and Virtue AND No Longer Little {Great Waters Press Reviews}
Great Parenting Advice from Great Waters Press

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