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From the Publisher"This book provides an excellent overview of youth development. Educators and parents always look for advice and they will find many ideas about how to understand, support, and educate adolescents."-Gil G. Noam is the Founder and Director of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
"In this wonderful book, Brad stands up for today's kids, debunks all the claims that they're somehow worse than the last generation, and offers sound, research-based advice on how parents and communities can do a better job raising them."-Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations.
"For parents, teachers, community leaders, and any adult who cares about the next generation of our citizens, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids is an urgent 'must-read"!-Carol J. Evans, President, Working Mother Media, and Author, This is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto
"R. Bradley Snyder's book, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids takes away the dread and replaces it with hopefulness and humor."-Nicole Feliciano, Editor & Founder of MomTrends.com, a parenting lifestyle website
"Whether the context is food or video games, parents and children together can identify the central issue, and apply Brad's five simple truths to figure out what to do."-George C. Brackett, Former Director, Technology in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Founder, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Boston
"Brad's humanity is infectious, and his dedication to his work is inspiring. I can think of no better mentor to parents needing reassurance that kids are good, and everything is going to be okay."-Art Roche, Creative executive for digital media and family entertainment
"You'll learn from his book, and enjoy the lessons. Like Spock two generations ago, Snyder's worth your attention. Well done!"-Richard E. Peck, Author of Something for Joey
"...and a relief to know, in these days of helicopter parents and tiger moms, that I have a fighting chance as a parent."-Amy Silverman, Managing Editor, Phoenix New Times, Author of award-winning stories about juvenile justice and mental health. Co-teacher, Mothers Who Write workshop, blogger, girlinthepartyhat.com
"Snyder uses his experience, research, and clear vision to write a book that all parents should read."-Aaron Kipchik, PhD., Author of Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear
" Brad cuts through the misinformation and rhetoric to share with us a clear picture of what our kids' essential needs are, who our kids really are, and why they do the things they do."-Terry Kalgin, Independent Producer/Consultant
"Brad's conversational tone is warm and informative; he's the kind of expert you'd love to talk to over dinner. And as such, I think the lessons he's learned resonate more deeply."-Steve Patrick, Children's Television Producer
"Brad Snyder's fresh perspective makes for a page-turning guide that's both practical and inspiring. Every parent and mentor should read this book."-Molly Chase, Host of the Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN