I'm a sucker for a good story.
I love when a good story makes me cry. (Don't tell my mom though, I'm always teasing her for crying over sappy things.)
Chicken Soup for the Soul has all sorts of editions out for every reason on the planet. (Chicken Soup for Moms and Daughters, Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul...) And I love feeding my soul. I love the short story aspect of Chicken Soup... I can lay down in bed and read a story or two without getting caught up in a lengthy novel. It's the perfect little bedtime snack.
I've been looking through some new Chicken Soups for teens (and mamas of teens) and I wanted to let you know about these three good doses of Soup for the Soul:
Oh my goodness, mamas. Do you have a middle schooler? high schooler? senior? Well, what are you waiting for? Please proceed directly to Amazon.com. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
These books are full of stories from kids (hence the titles "Teens Talk") and wowsers! They are full of heart and insight into the turbulent times of those crazy teenage years. Just reading them will help you taste a little bit of what your teen is like, and who s/he goes to school with, hangs out with, makes out with... well, hopefully not too much of the last one.
Let's face it, middle school and high school are way different than when you were there. Heck, I was there less than ten years ago, and it's way different than when I was there!
If you're pulling your hair out waiting for your senior to get into college, or you don't get why you're middle schooler is so wacky, go devour some Chicken Soup for the Soul. Doctor's orders.
Want to win one? Let me know which one you would choose if you're the weiner...