For the month of August, Maggie is offering her community these two books at a very special price. The discount applies to the print or ebook versions and will be in place til end of August.
eBook bundle $15 (normally $25)
Print bundle $25 (normally $35)
Taking the High Road
An essential guide for 12-25-year-olds. (Includes Relax and Escape audio relaxation track)
We all go through the journey of adolescence as a passage from childhood to adulthood. The uncertainty and emotional unpredictability of this bumpy ride is all thanks to brain immaturity, massive physical and psychological changes, and changing perceptions of ourselves, others and our world.
Former teacher and counsellor, now author and speaker Maggie Dent believes that all any of us needs to know in life is how to access the part of us that knows what’s right for us as individuals.
Whether you think of it as a moral compass, a wise champion or inner coach, a hidden ‘spark’ – it’s also the source of all the answers we’ll ever need to know. It’s about finding the high road, rather than the low road, which is always more painful and sad. Taking the high road makes for a less bumpy ride to adulthood.
In this easy-to-read book, Maggie offers simple guidance for young people to:
- finding their own spark
- reading their personality map
- understanding and eradicating ANTS (automatic negative thoughts)
- breaking the circuit on negative self-talk
- managing BUGS (big ugly emotional states)
- getting a better night’s sleep
- knowing what to do when things go wrong
- surviving and thriving when things get really tough
- being a good friend
- staying on the high road.
Maggie draws on more than 30 years’ experience of working and/or living with adolescents, as well as building on wisdom from her bestselling book, Saving Our Adolescents (2010), to produce this concise, practical, accessible guide for anyone aged 12-25.
Free audio track included: This book also features a free audio download of Maggie’s relaxation track, Relax & Escape (RRP $5). The track will be accessible from your account area after purchase.
Some Things About Teens
A compilation of reflections on living and working with adolescents (12-25)
A lot has changed since those of us raising adolescents were teens ourselves. As a former high school teacher, counsellor and now parenting author Maggie Dent (who is a mum to four adult sons) has spent much of her life living and working with adolescents.
This little book is a compilation of articles and blog posts “all about teens”, which Maggie has written over the years and which draw on research, common-sense wisdom and her own experiences. Even though it says ‘teens’, we’re really talking here about the whole period of adolescence, which runs from approximately 12-25.
The book covers topics for parents, teachers and those who work with adolescents, covering areas such as:
- how to find a healthy balance with screens and gaming
- talking to teens about alcohol and other drugs
- why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal
- why we need to know about the teen tipping point
- helping our teen girls with volatile emotions
- understanding smelly, unmotivated, grumpy boys at 14
- teaching with the teen brain in mind
- understanding the teen mask
… and so much more.
With humour and wisdom — and a healthy dose of irreverence — Maggie shares her insights and strategies for better understanding, supporting, and connecting and communicating with the adolescents in your life in an easy-to-read format.