The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans
A Special Event for Parents & Caring Adults
Being a teen today is tough.
Being the parent of a teen is even tougher.
That’s why we all need a little help sometimes.
At this special event, you’ll hear from bestselling author and global youth advocate Josh Shipp who will take you inside the teen brain to give you practical insights on how to deal with those “I Give Up!” moments that every caring adult faces.
Once an at-risk foster kid himself, Josh was facing down a bleak future that was likely to include prison or homelessness—until he met the one caring adult who changed his life. Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp.
You’ll experience a hilarious and insightful presentation tackling:
- OWNERSHIP: When my teen messes up, how can I help them take ownership?
- COMMUNICATION: How do I get my teen to talk to me? They just grunt.
- TRUST: My teen blew it and lost my trust. Where do we go from here?
- BULLYING: Help! My teen is being bullied—online or face-to-face.
- DIFFICULT & AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my.
You’ll Laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll walk away with practical tools and hope.
We hope you’ll join us.
"This book is the training manual you never got. A must-have resource for parents, teachers, or anyone else who has to deal with teens."
"The success and impact of my work originates with teachers and other caring adults who invested in me during my formative teenage years. Josh Shipp’s book arms caring adults with the principles, insights, and inspiration they need to help teens they care about succeed."
"As both a Mom and professor, I found this parenting book to be a breath of fresh air. Josh skillfully combines heart, humor, and research-backed strategies to reclaim harmony with the teenage human in your life."
"Research keeps telling us that committed adults make a difference in the lives of teenagers. Now, Josh Shipp tells you how to be that adult. The Grown-up’s Guide to Teenage Humans is a must-have resource for anyone who has a heart for the next generation."
"This book provides a deep understanding of a teenager’s needs and a practical guide for nurturing optimal development. The advice Josh shares is evidence-based, no nonsense, and uncompromising in it’s practicality. These insights will teach us how we can be that one caring adult every teen needs."
"Teenagers pose unique challenges for parents, teachers and caregivers. This book is an essential read, providing a unique pathway to best understand, connect with and guide us in nurturing healthy, resilient teens."
"This is an invaluable guide to understanding, influencing, and genuinely helping the teenager in your life. Josh offers uncompromisingly practical tips to restore trust, build mutual respect, and expertly help them navigate adolescence successfully."
"I’ve devoted my career to helping business leaders skillfully navigate situations where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Never is that more true than when you’re a parent. Josh’s data-backed insights give parents the words to say and the mindset to embody for this crucial window of influence with our own kids."
"An essential guide to understanding and positively influencing adolescents. This book is equal parts inspiring and genuinely helpful for every parent, youth worker, educator, or anyone involved with teens in any capacity."
"The world needs this book. Few have the insight or ability to share life changing words like Josh does. Here he provides a look at how we can all help shape the lives of the people most important to us. He does so in typical Josh Shipp fashion: with equal parts humor and heart."
"As a Dad I appreciate how practical Josh’s insights are. This book provides effective and practical ways to handle even the most squirm-worthy moments of the teenage years."
"It has been said that children don’t come with a manual but after reading this book, teenagers do. Josh authentically and masterfully shares insights that will educate, empower and enlighten all parents to transform the lives of teenagers."