In her book 10 things for Teen Girls, Kate Conner tackles topics that are often difficult to breech with our teens. Do your attempts to discuss modesty, emotions, social media usage, or peer issues (aka drama) with your teen lead to eye-rolling or worse – shouting matches?! Does your teen know that her value comes from her Creator God who has designed her with special gifts, talents, and passions? Without mincing words, Kate Conner gets straight to the heart of these issues! She speaks the truth which our girls need to hear; in a way that will be well received because it is seasoned with grace, love, and well timed humor.
As a mom, I’m still 7 years away from having my own daughter enter her teens. However, I work with teen girls every week at a crisis pregnancy center. I would love to get this book into the hands of every one of them. Every teen needs a parent(s) or a loving adult who cares enough, who is bold enough and willing to take the time to share these principles. Kate uses her own misadventures, stories and examples from her ministry, as well as key scriptures to convey her message without causing teens to tune out. By doing so our girls gain a greater appreciation of their femininity, their potential, and their purpose. If you have hit a roadblock with your teen or are unsure of where to start then get a copy of 10 Things for Teen Girls. Read it for yourself and then give it to her. Better yet, read it together so she can ask you questions, you can affirm the books biblical messages, and you can both get a good laugh.
Beyond personal use, this book would be great for churches or homeschool groups to use with a small group of teen girls. There are discussion questions at the end of every chapter. I can’t say enough about this book other than it is a #mustread for teens and their parents. I enthusiastically award 10 Things for Teen Girls 5/5 stars!!!
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Favorite Quotes: (WARNING: I had trouble deciding.)
“It’s not where you are that counts; it’s how you get there. If you don’t have standards on the way up, you can’t claim to have them once you have arrived – wherever it is you are going.”
“The things we write in our diaries are our thoughts; the things we share on our Facebook profiles are our stories.”
“Drama is an idle preoccupation; a cheap version of that which you really want, which is to live passionately on purpose.”
“Don’t believe everything you think. To the extent you control your temper and your tongue, you control you life.”
“It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as they are mistakes. But if your brain tells you, “This is a stupid idea! Don’t do this!” and you do it anyway, that’s not a mistake; that’s a fully cognitive choice. An immature decision.”
“When you don’t know what to do, it is better to follow Scripture than it is to follow your passions, your dreams, your skills, your brain, your intuition, or anything else. Scripture is the only safe choice.”
About the Author:
Kate Elizabeth Conner is a 27-year-old writer, speaker, and first generation southerner who spends her days learning braille, counseling teenagers via text message, and adjusting to life in middle Georgia.