You Never Told Me That!
The day is finally coming when your baby bird will fly away from the family nest. But is he or she ready? Are you? There are thousands of handbooks on raising infants, toddlers, and adolescents, but no proper manual for preparing your social media–obsessed teen for life in the real world…until now.
In this witty, irreverent, refreshingly honest guide, Kathleen Davis offers invaluable, commonsense advice to help you help your kid become a successful—or at least functional—adult. She covers the big and small stuff, from doing laundry to paying bills to building character and showing empathy for others. And she doesn’t shy away from tough topics like drinking, drugs, and sex.
You Never Told Me That! throws a lifeline to soon-to-be empty nesters. Whether your kids are off to college, their first apartments, or new jobs, it’s time to get them ready for real life.
Press & Praise
The title of this book evokes the typical response of a child to his or parent, "You never told me that!" But the cool thing about this book is that the title works for parents too. As I read through this book, I saw so many great ideas for raising our kids to be independent that made me wonder why no one had ever told me about them before!
This is a page-turner for any anxious parent searching for perspective on the transition from their child under their wing at home into the cloud-covered sky of the unknown beyond. Kathleen writes from her heart about her own journey as a single parent carrying the weight of parenthood exploring the ups and downs, and most importantly, the lessons learned about how to prepare a child for adulthood.
The lessons within these pages, so beautifully colored with a parent's compassion, extend beyond the transition from the home to independent living. This is a compass for parenting, as much as it is a guide to raising a child with enough character to carry in their backpacks wherever they go in life.