*** Available January 2012 ***
Brenda Hunter, PhD and Kristen Blair
It's a rough, tough world for middle schoolers. Yet the decisions they face are pivotal, affecting the whole of life. FROM SANTA TO SEXTING discusses the myriad of pressures middle schoolers face and empowers parents to guide and protect their children during these important years.
Not long ago most kids believed in Santa Claus. Now barely on the cusp of adolescence, they are thrust into an adult world stripped bare of the parental protections afforded previous generations. Under greater pressure than ever before—from the culture, school, and parental expectations—middle schoolers are growing up at warp speed. Their loss of innocence has been profound.
Parents need to reclaim their God-given authority in their children’s lives. FROM SANTA TO SEXTING, which includes interviews with experts, parents, and the kids themselves, will arm parents with the practical information, inspiring stories, and resources they need to keep kids safe and strong in middle school. Parents have enormous power to guide and protect their children in a culture that forgot long ago the fences and guardrails which make childhood possible.
About the Authors
Brenda Hunter, PhD, is a psychologist and internationally published author. Educated at Wheaton College and Georgetown University, she has served on two presidential commissions and written numerous books, including Home by Choice, In the Company of Women, and The Power of Mother Love. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show (Weekend), Larry King Live, and Focus on the Family radio. Dr. Hunter lives, and works as a psychotherapist, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Kristen Blair education columnist and writer. She has written for such newspapers as the Charlotte Observer, Durham Harald-Sun, and the Carolina Journal. She has worked on family and educational policy at the national level for the government, a presidential commission, and Empower America. She is the mother of a tween and a middle school graduate. She, her husband Greg, and her children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.