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Help For Teenagers: "I am NOT a teenager!"

If you are tired of teenage attitudes and problems this is something you will want to know. has a free book preview written by youth for teens. The book shows teenagers there is a different way to be.  They can be "youth" instead.  There is a difference. 

Each week I teach a class for youth ages 12-16 with my good friend Angela Baker.  In this class we create an active scholar environment, which means we are not stuck to a schedule of what has to happen each week.  We follow the flow of energy in the group discussions and act on what needs to come next. 

A number of weeks ago we were discussing an article called The Myth of the Teenager by: Dr. Michael Platt when one of the youth said, "I'm not a teenager and here's why..." 

At that point the lively discussion got even more lively and even more personal.  I suggested that the things the youth were saying would be worth writing down.  So, at that minute, we stopped and started writing.  We all wrote more; and are still writing.  The discussion turned into a book.  The book is written by sixteen youth and their two mentors.  It is called I am Not a Teenager.

Even though the book is not done yet the youth are offering a preview of it on the website they have created called

Go there today and get a free preview of what they are working on to strengthen young people and parents around the world.