“Tough Guys and Drama Queens” by Mark Gregston
In “Tough Guys and Drama Queens” (ISBN 9780849947292), Mark Gregston gives a series of common-sense advises on how to care for and respect teenage sons and daughters. Some of the author’s comments aren’t anything out of the ordinary, but it’s a good idea to have them written on a book — a sort of manual, cheat book or simple survival guide. The book covers topics ranging from respecting our children’s opinion to their sexual awakening, from leaving parental excessive control aside to trusting our children.
Although I usually get electronic copies of books that I review, I wanted this one of paper so I can pass it along other parents. Hopefully they’ll pass it along to others and so on. This is simply a good book and hopefully I’d learned a little to be a good parent to my eleven-year-old. Then again, my twenty-year-old seems to have turned okay.
The book was released by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson (parent company of WestBow Press, which released my own book), but you (the reader) don’t have to be Christian in order to read it, learn from it and use it.
As a matter of fact, I wish my parents had this book when I was growing up instead of driving me crazy. Maybe something like this book would’ve stopped me from drinking, hurting myself to the point of committing suicide one too many times, but that’s another story.