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11 BOOKS EVERY PARENT SHOULD READ THIS FALL

The role of a parent is complicated and tricky. Navigating that role with confidence, trust, and patience is no easy task, and it is full of twists and turns—it's an intricate parenting maze. 

​The Parent Compass offers parents:

  • Advice on fostering grit and resilience and strategies to help teens approach life with purpose

  • Guidance on how to preserve the parent-child relationship while navigating a competitive academic environment

  • Clear expectations of their appropriate role in the college admission process

  • Effective ways to approach technology use in the home, and much more!

Foreword written by Dr. Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer at Stanford University and Co-founder of Challenge Success

BEST SELLER (LIBRARY JOURNAL TOP 20)

TOP 100 BEST PARENTING BOOKS OF ALL TIME

#1 BEST NEW PARENTING AUDIOBOOK TO READ IN 2021 

#5 BEST NEW PARENTING BOOK TO READ IN 2021

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What People Are Saying about The Parent Compass

Launching into the teen years without this book in your hands is like taking to the sea in a boat with no rudder.

An earnest and instructive guide . . . Parents of teens will appreciate the authors' well-reasoned and practical approach.

Kelly Corrigan, New York Times Bestselling Author of Tell Me More

Publishers Weekly

At a time when parents are bombarded with so much contradictory advice about their children's education that it's a wonder they can even breathe (let alone think), The Parent Compass offers counsel that is wise, calm, comprehensive, and most important of all, well-informed. These are experts you can trust.

We want to do the best for our kids, and it's why need need the best advice. The Parent Compass offers evidence-based parenting advice that is also wise and practical . . . 

Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Curtis have done parents an enormous favor by offering sound wisdom with clear explanations as how the advice will impact your relationship with your teen—despite our competitive, fear-based, uncertain new world. They will help you navigate your teen's wellness and academic journey despite the GPA, test-driven hype.

 

Let's help our kids. It's all the reasons why I recommend this book. 

William Deresiewicz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Dr. Michele Borba, Educational Psychologist, bestselling author of Thrivers and Unselfie, and TODAY Show Contributor

A reasonable, actionable bible for parents of teens, this book will give grit, guidance, and guideposts for raising kids who still speak to you during their high school years.

I started reading their book over the weekend, and I'm pretty sure it's my new parent bible.

Zibby Owens, Publisher, Award-Winning Host of Moms Don't Have Time To Read Books Podcast, Author

Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Television Morning News Anchor at KCRA/NBC 3 Sacramento and host of Dying to Ask Podcast

Great book for parents or anyone interested in empowering young people. As a co-author of the book Unacceptable, I saw the end result of the cutthroat college admissions process, and just how off track people could get. This is the book that could help many parents from going down that road to begin with. Jenn and Cindy couldn't be better guides—they deliver smart and helpful advice, with a huge dose of empathy. They speak as experts, who have been in the trenches, and as parents, and they deliver lots of great anecdotes that make this a very relatable book. It is never preachy or dry—it's like sitting down with your wisest friend, one who wants the best for you and your kid.

It's not easy being a teenager and it's not easy being the parent of one, either. This book provides sound advice for parents trying to help navigate their teen's journey through life.

Jennifer Levitz, Co-Author of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit, and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Midwest Book Review