First you need to read the whole title, and not just look at the picture and read the title, because this is no gardening book. Grow the Tree You Got: & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers by Tom Sturges is an inspiring and informative book.
I was surprised how much I liked it. It turns out that encouragement was just what I needed. Please click through to the Kirkus Reviews blog to read my full review, where I highlighted several of the things that I loved about the book.
Anyone with any child who is beginning to exert his or her independence, which is happening earlier and earlier, should check out this book. Please check out my review and let me know what you think by leaving a comment over there.
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Jennifer Donovan reads to entertain and to inform. She loves it when books like this manage to do both. She tries to do both at her own blog, Snapshot.