5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids

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How to Deal with Modern Problems Facing Your Tweens and Teens
by R. Bradley Snyder

R. Bradley Snyder is an expert on the behaviors and preferences of children and youth. His work has helped develop raw concepts into some of the most successful programs, campaigns, and media for kids. The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids draws upon the entirety of Snyder’s research and professional experience.

In his career he has surveyed over 100,000 children and adolescents, personally interviewing close to 4,000 in group and one-on-one sessions, and run direct service programs in major cities nationwide. He breaks down barriers between the generations and presents ‘tweens and teens as they really are. The author distills the best information on child development, media use, delinquency and morality into five simple truths that will help parents better understand and appreciate the young people in their lives while providing strategies for addressing everyday concerns in positive and productive ways.

Brad doesn’t place the danger with kids, rather he thinks the danger lies with the sensationalized media about tweens and teens. The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids is based on solid research, but Snyder’s writing is easy to digest and punctuated with anecdotes from his own experience counseling kids, working within juvenile prisons, and developing television programs and video games. Some of it is funny, most of it is practical, but all of it is important to anyone who cares about kids. (173 pp.)

Table of Contents
Introduction: The Five Simple Truths about Tweens and Teens
Chapter 1: Kids Are Kids
Chapter 2: Kids Are Good
Chapter 3: Kids Need Parents
Chapter 4: Kids Need Adults
Chapter 5: Kids Need Communities
Chapter 7: Applying the 5 Simple Truths
Chapter 8: Kids and Television
Chapter 9: Kids and Social Networks
Chapter 10: Kids and Texting
Chapter 11: Kids and Videogames
Chapter 12: Kids and Bullying

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