Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Litfuse Review: The 10 Myths of Teen Dating by:D Anderson/J Anderson
About the Book:
Few topics are more difficult for parents to discuss with their daughters than dating and relationships. Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equipped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.
In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, this father and daughter team combines the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help parents engage their daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today … and tomorrow.
My teen daughter now 19 has begun to date. It is very upsetting to her father and I but I think mainly because of the shock to our household. We have depended on her for so much and now as she has started a relationship we see her a lot less and she doesn't help around the house much anymore. So it has taken us time to adjust. We are a family of 6 so it is very hard but we expect that as we get use to it, we will adjust.
Remembering when her father and I began to date we just can't remember being that enthralled with another individual but we are figuring we probably were. I wish my parents were here now so I could apologize. I can only speak as the female in the equation but I have to say girls heads literally fall off when they have captured the attention of a boy. You can't reason with them or anything closely related to that and basically they forget that you are even alive. Sad but true.
The back cover states, "Your daughter is ready to date. You need help!" This statement should be written on every billboard from here to kingdom come. Girls view life differently than boys. And parents while you still have time you need to sit your daughter down periodically and read this book to her again and again. Because trust me once the dating commences she will forget all this valuable information. Even if you have successfully forwarded one or two of your children through this milestone, I would suggest you read this book and reacquaint yourself with teen dating of this generation.
The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, is a great book written by the author and his daughter about their experiences as well as those of others. They explain to us the science behind their findings and give us bonified research to help us with our children and this activity called dating that can send shock waves through our families and wreak havoc if we aren't prepared for it.
I enjoyed the personal stories and lessons that others have learned through this very normal process. It is a trying time for us but applying some of the things we have learned from the book has really helped our situation and it can help yours too.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.