The world is run by teen girls: parents of teen girls, teachers of teen girls, boys trying to date teen girls, feminists who want to empower teen girls, companies trying to sell things to teen girls, and people who have had it “up to here” with teen girls. Chances are if you’re reading this, there is a young woman in your life for whom you desire the very best, and 10 Things for Teen Girls can help with that.
Based on student minister Kate Conner’s runaway blog post, this book answers a lot of important questions: Why should I follow my heart? Should I care what other people think of me? Why are boys only interested in my body? How do I handle my emotions? Am I beautiful? Am I enough?
Teen girls have already heard the typical shtick about how they need to dress modestly, or how they shouldn’t care what others think of them, but it doesn’t suffice. Rooted in biblical wisdom and interspersed with candid stories of the modern teenage experience, Conner’s imparts common (and all too uncommon) sense.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
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. She is married to a college pastor and has three impossibly beautiful children who only make her crazy 97% of the time. Kate authors a self-titled blog, which received more than three million views in two years, due in part to her viral post, 10 Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls. Kate writes about surviving parenthood, teenagers, and her twenties with her faith and sense of humor intact. She believes in music, coffee, and prose – and in all the world, nothing has taken hold of her like Christ.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Neon Purple Leggings 1
Chapter 2 The Tanning Trap 23
Chapter 3 In the Cafeteria with a Megaphone 37
Chapter 4 Vegan Lions 55
Chapter 5 A Pack of Wolves is Natural 79
Chapter 6 Get Mad, Not Mastered 99
Chapter 7 Smoking is Not Cool 123
Chapter 8 Six Circles 125
Chapter 9 Dumb is Never Cute 149
Chapter 10 Enough 163
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough. Those three little phrases are what women, young and old, all long to hear. Yet in this crazy world of hyper-sexualism those words seem to get drowned out by others that begin to erode the very essence of who we were created to be. In 2012 Kate wrote a spur of the moment blog post entitled Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls. In a short span of time the post went viral. Why? I would guess that it is because it spoke truth to fables that we have been trying desperately to make into reality. What are the 10 things you ask? I'll give them to you: 1. If you choose to wear shirts that show off your boobs, you will attract boys. 2. Don’t go to the tanning bed. 3. When you talk about your friends “anonymously” on Facebook, we know exactly who you’re talking about. 4. Newsflash: the number of times you say “I hate drama” is a pretty good indicator of how much you love drama. 5. “Follow your heart” is probably the worst advice ever. 6. Never let a man make you feel weak or inferior because you are an emotional being. 7. Smoking is not cool. 8. Stop saying things like, “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.” 9. Don’t play coy or stupid or helpless to get attention. 10. You are beautiful. You are enough. If you're a momma you're probably nodding your head and giving a great big hallelujah! If you're a teen girl, it is quite possible you're rolling your eyes. For both of those very reasons you need to get a copy of each of these books. Read them together. Each chapter in each book coincides with the other book. I know what you're thinking . . . you've already given us the link to the blog post and the list of the 10 things. Why should we get the books? As I said earlier, Kate wrote the post on a whim. In the books she delves deeper and expounds on each subject. As a momma I'm telling you there is nothing more important than instilling in your girl that she is valued. She is a child of the King. She is royalty and she should learn to act like it. Someone gave His very life for her. She needs to know these truths. You need to know these truths! If you have a little bitty girl, get the books now and read them over and over so you will have a head start on raising her to know that above all things she is enough. We all know I'm a crazy reader. If it has words, I'm reading it! But I do realize that not everyone is as taken with reading as I am. So hear my heart on this. If you get only one book, get Enough. Then read chapter 10 and absorb it until it is part of your very essence. Then love your daughter enough to share it with her until the truth contained becomes part of who she is as well. These books would make a fabulous small group study in your youth group. Make a retreat weekend out of it. Get copies of 10 Things For Teen Girls for all the teen girls and copies of Enough for all the adult women leaders. If we could instill these truths into all the girls in our circles of influence we could change a generation. Remember, If God Is For Us . . . Who Can Stand Against Us?!! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
What r the ten things? I have no $$ for the book:/
Wait until you get money loser........jk ily