About the Book
Today the mental health of children is a major societal issue, the behavior of many children is out of control and the season of full-time parenthood has become stressful and anxiety-arousing for many moms and dads. We are launching young adults armed with impressive resumes, yet they struggle to problem solve, build authentic relationships, or wash their own underwear.
Author Amy Carney knows it doesn’t have to be this way.
Writer, speaker, and Mother of 6, Carney created a lot of buzz when she wrote the article ‘The 8 Things You Should Stop Doing for Your Teen.’ Expanding on that viral conversation and her experience raising triplet sons, a subsequent daughter, and two newly adopted sons alongside her retired NHL star husband, Carney offers parents a framework to help them courageously lead, love, and launch their child in today’s performance-driven culture.
She helps explain to readers:
- Why kids should never be too busy to do chores, serve others, write thank you notes, play outside, or work to pay for their own gas or phone bill
- Why parents need to prioritize building up a child’s character and life skillset rather than their resume
- How being a child’s pal instead of their parent is detrimental
- The critical traits university deans and employers say young adults lack today and what parents can do to combat these issues while raising their children
- How our over-parenting is hindering our children from becoming the capable and confident young adults that the world needs
- How our kids can be involved in organized activities without consuming our lives and family narrative
- The secret to creating healthy technological habits in our homes and families
- Why teenagers today don’t seem as motivated, hard-working or respectful as past generations