Life Strategies For Teens

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 4, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 236 pages
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From the son of Dr. Phil McGraw comes Life Strategies for Teens, the New York Times bestselling guide to teenage success, and the first guide to teenage life that won’t tell you what to do, or who to be, but rather how to live life best.

Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you about doing your best to understand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut, dropping that hemline, and blah, blah, blah? —Jay McGraw, from the Introduction

Well, you don’t have to be anymore! Employing the techniques from Dr. Phillip C. McGraw’s Life Strategies, his son Jay provides teens with the Ten Laws of Life, which make the journey to adulthood an easier and more fulfilling trip. Whether dealing with the issues of popularity, peer pressure, ambition, or ambivalence, Life Strategies for Teens is an enlightening guide to help teenagers not only stay afloat, but to thrive during these pivotal years.

Whether you are a teen looking for a little help, or a parent or grandparent wanting to provide guidance, this book tackles the challenges of adolescence like no other. Combining proven techniques for dealing with life’s obstacles and the youth and wit of writer Jay McGraw, Life Strategies for Teens is sure to improve the lives of all who read it.

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About the author (2000)

Jay McGraw spent his adolescence learning and living the Life Strategies that his father, Dr. Phil McGraw, calls the "Ten Life Laws." Jay has become a prodigy of his father, best-selling author of Life Strategies: Doing What Matters, Doing What Works, a writer with the courage and skill to tell both teens and their parents the truth they need to hear. As Dr. Phil's elder son, Jay has taken these lessons and translated them into a language that teens will be able to understand and enjoy while at the same time showing them how they too can adopt this plan to help deal with life's challenges. As a teen, he has spoken before thousands of teens and parents, and has become a role model that kids gravitate to, and parents accept.

Jay is the son that every parent wants, and the boy every mother wants her daughter to bring home. He is currently a junior at the University of Texas where he is studying psychology with the plans of attending law school. He is a star athlete, a licensed pilot, a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a certified SCUBA diver and avid golfer. Whether he is coaching his younger brother's basketball team, or volunteering his time tutoring disadvantaged children, Jay has shown himself to be a leader among peers. Jay spends his academic year in Austin, TX and loves coming home to Dallas to spend time with his family -- Dr. Phil, his mother Robin, whom Dr. Phil credits with being the heart of the family, and his brother Jordan.