If you are tired of teenage attitudes and problems this is something you will want to know. www.iamnotateenager.com has a free book preview written by youth for teens. The book shows teenagers there is a different way to be. They can be "youth" instead. There is a difference.
Each week I teach a class for youth ages 12-16 with my good friend Angela Baker. In this class we create an active scholar environment, which means we are not stuck to a schedule of what has to happen each week. We follow the flow of energy in the group discussions and act on what needs to come next.
A number of weeks ago we were discussing an article called The Myth of the Teenager by: Dr. Michael Platt when one of the youth said, "I'm not a teenager and here's why..."
At that point the lively discussion got even more lively and even more personal. I suggested that the things the youth were saying would be worth writing down. So, at that minute, we stopped and started writing. We all wrote more; and are still writing. The discussion turned into a book. The book is written by sixteen youth and their two mentors. It is called I am Not a Teenager.
Even though the book is not done yet the youth are offering a preview of it on the website they have created called www.iamnotateenager.com
Go there today and get a free preview of what they are working on to strengthen young people and parents around the world.
It is really inspiring to see youth understand the times and know what changes they need to make to have impact for good.
And the children will lead us...
Nicholeen Peck is a popular public speaker about parenting and education. She stared in BBC's World's Strictest Parents and has written a book called Parenting A House United Her blog is http://teachingselfgovernment.com