The amazing story of creation has one major flaw: Kids don't come with manuals!
and you know what?
It doesn't matter where I am in the world, the concerns and worries of parents are much the same, irrespective of what country I am in!
My work as a life coach means I work with parents and teens to try and help them build strong family relationships, and to teach them both about emotional intelligence:
After all, isn't that what we all want for our children - independence and the ability to build their own life and their own identity?
It's just that - as parents - we want them to do it safely, without the increasingly harmful influences that fill their world...
but sometimes they just don't see it that way!
Teens want their independence, they want their own way, they want to make their own decisions and...
they don't believe you understand their world!
And I can honestly tell you that it's the same the world over... and, if the truth be known - you probably believed the same when you were a teenager!
You know that lecturing and remonstrating didn't work with you; and the nagging, ranting and raving, screaming and shouting just made you more determined than ever to have it your own way.
And so it is with your own children.
The good news is: there is a better way!
And I'm sure you already know about it, but you have probably forgotten...
My name is Ronit Baras. I am a Life Coach, a teacher and an author.
I am also a parent - with three children of my own. My children were born in different parts of the world, and despite their varied upbringing, they have grown up with the same doubts, the same misconceptions and the same problems as every other normal, intelligent, inquisitive, hormonal teenager who is growing in confidence by the day, and struggling to understand the world and their place in it.
So I believe I have some idea of what you might be going through.
Your situation is not new, and you are not alone in your dilemma
If you can believe the writings that have come down to us from history, then the situation has probably been the same for centuries. The Italians have a quaint proverb
And it was the famous American author, Mark Twain, who wrote:
Or we can go back even further in history to AD1274:
And how about this from the early Greek philosophers in the 4th Century BC?
Or this, from the 8 th century BC:
So you see, that's almost 3000 years of parental discontent! Your problems are nothing new, but the question remains...
What can we do about it?
Understanding teenagers is like trying to unravel the universe. Every one of them is different and every one reacts in different ways, but the fact remains - they are all facing the same problems!
If you answered 'YES' to any one of these questions,
then this may just be the most important article you read in your life!
"I Wish I Knew This When I Was Young"
"I wish I had this book when I was a teenager and I also wish I'd had it when my children were younger..."
- Sandra Hogan, Mother of three, Consultant and Author, Australia
Years of experience have taught me that one of the best ways to help young people make the right decisions is to give them the tools and knowledge to do so. We do this by telling them stories - stories of our own lives and experiences; and by reading them stories of others and the situations the characters found themselves in.
This is nothing new. Before writing was invented, story telling was the only way for people to pass on their history, their beliefs, and their wisdom... and you've been telling your children stories ever since they first sat on your knee - and yes, they loved it! People love to listen to stories!
Isn't this where you and your children learned:
You see what I mean?
By exposing our children to appropriate and desirable behaviour through stories, we are training them in the most entertaining, non-confrontational way.
Knowledge and understanding learned through stories can help young people make more balanced decisions, but more importantly, the decisions they make are their decisions!
They want to be independent and they want to make their own decisions, so we have to provide them with the tools and the knowledge to enable them to do so.
We all make decisions based on our own knowledge and experience. So where do you find those stories to help our children navigate through today's challenges?
You're probably not familiar with these stories, but that's because I wrote them myself - in response to the many, many requests that I received from thousands of people whom I have counselled and trained over the last 22 years.
I had to write the stories myself, because I could not find appropriate literature that gave the messages that the parents I was counselling, wanted to hear. The problems their teens were encountering were not the same as those being portrayed on the soaps on TV - and the solutions that were being offered there were certainly not always realistic, and, let's face it, television dramas seldom reflect real life. Certainly some of the messages - and many of the solutions - are not what we want for our children!
"Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers" is a collection of 8 stories that focus on the problems teenagers face today. They are teens in believable situations... and they offer real solutions and realistic strategies for coping with the pressures your children are likely to face as they navigate their path to adulthood.
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"I Like the Ideas Very Much!"
"The book showed adults and teenagers that we need to appreciate who we are and what we have and feel free to show love to our loved ones..."
- Annique Goldberg, Mother of two and World Traveller, Australia
Of course, while I was writing these stories, many people told me:
"Don't waste your time. Teens don't buy books."
"Go to the teen section in any bookstore - it's the smallest section there. Give it up."
Not to be discouraged (but not wishing to ignore what could have been very good advice), I went into every book store in my area and talked to the managers in every one of them and, what do you know, they were right. The teen section in all the book shops was so small - it was devastating!
The adult sections were big, the children's sections were huge - but the teen sections were almost non-existent!
It really seemed like investing in teens was not very popular. But I then realized that the reason the teen book section is small is not because teens do not read (although we could all benefit from reading more); but because they spend much of their time sitting in front of their computers.
Whilst looking at the screen for so many hours a day, they read a lot! It's just that they may not be reading exactly what you want them to read, but just the same - they read a lot!
And that was my answer:
"Why not give them quality material to read on their computer?"
So that is why you can also purchase "Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers" as a digital eBook, downloadable onto your computer right now. Your teen could be reading these inspirational, entertaining, informative, real-life stories right now, within just minutes of you placing your order.
And what's more, these stories will be on their computer, right before their eyes, in the place where they spend most of their leisure time these days.
"Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers" is 161 pages of responsible, inspiring, motivated and well-balanced teens!
And believe me, this is easy parenting! - Lessons gleaned from all of those parents around the world, whom I have helped over the past 22 years.
Socrates once said:
Here is your opportunity to cash in.
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"I Really Love the Book"
"We face peer pressure every day, so it's cool to read a book that goes against everything people look for.
Be happy with yourself, you are the only person you will answer to, in the end. If you have enough determination, you can do anything.
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers is on of my top 10 book list. I love it!
There is really hope!"
- Stephanie Cook, 16 Years Old
As a parent, I know first hand how important and challenging parenting teens can be.
And as an educator and a life coach, I know that what teens are exposed to at this special age has a dramatic affect on:
It is important that we seize the moment.
With our hectic lifestyles, it is essential that we expose them to the right attitudes. And what better way to do it than by sharing the inspirational and motivational stories that come to life in "Be Special, Be Yourself - for Teenagers"?
In just a few minutes, you will know you have given your teen the best possible start. As well as receiving an inspirational gift of love from you, they will also be exposed to the values that will shape their character and build their self-esteem and confidence for the rest of their lives!
What we give our teens NOW will ultimately shape their future.
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By exposing your children to situations that are similar in nature to what they are going through, you will be giving them the knowledge and understanding to help them make a more balanced decision.
"Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers" is a great way to guide young people, and to allow them to make their own decisions - based on scenarios that are familiar to them.
By purchasing "Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers", you may just be saving your child's future - maybe even their life.
It is a sad fact that one in three teenage deaths in Australia is a direct result of suicide.
That's a lot of misunderstanding!
This is such a small price to invest in your child's future. Your teen deserves the opportunity to be informed, to be given the tools, to be ready to cope - so they can be, the very best they can be!
"I Can't Express How Much I Love It!"
"I'm sitting here on the plane. I'm sure I'm getting some strange looks 'cause the tears are streaming down my face... I just finished your book - I didn't put it down once, not even to eat. After each story, I kept thinking 'No, that one is definitely my favourite' until I realised that they all were just amazing!
I really liked the one about dyslexia. I can't believe you wrote the whole story like that but then each section the spelling improved. It is wonderful!!
I really can't express how much I loved it!
The story about the teacher whose dad wanted her to be a doctor had a huge impact on me, as did the one where the teacher set up the building in the classroom... But the last story, what can I say? I just cried and cried!
Ronit, you are an absolutely wonderful and inspiring person... and a brilliant writer..."
- Tina R., High School Teacher, Australia
I wish you every success as a parent, and I wish both you and your children a long, rewarding and happy life together, and a fruitful relationship.
Remember to tell them "Be Special - Be Yourself!"
Ronit Baras, B.Ed
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I guarantee that you and your teen will find great value in "Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers". In the unlikely event you are not absolutely happy with the book, I will refund your money.
But... the digital eBook is yours to keep, no matter what, as a "thank you" gift from me to your teen!
It is worth my investment.
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We live in a world of plenty, so why are you having so many problems?
Our world today is richer, more luxurious, more educated, more technologically advanced that at any other time in our history... and yet -
In this world of plenty, we have record levels of teenage depression, teenage suicide, dysfunctional families, children on the street, and stress within families that is tearing them apart... You have to ask:
Is there something you can do to make it easier for your teen?
Is there a way to give you both a better life?
How do you convince your teen that:
People haven't really changed in thousands of years... its just the way we do things that is different. So, here's your chance to make a difference!
There really is a way that you can we show your teen that you are with them all the way; and supporting them, no matter what.
Simply purchase this book for their education, their entertainment, their overall well-being. You will be happy that you did. $39.80 is such a small investment in their future.
And if you are not completely satisfied, we will give you your money back. No questions asked.
If you can live just one day more harmoniously with your troubled teen, your investment will have been worth it.
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If we can change just one life, let's hope that life belongs to you.
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