Parent Reviews

I wanted to let you know your book has helped me have very positive conversations with my boys about emotions and the challenges of growing up.  My eldest is turning 13 and is starting to change, go quieter etc and I found it hard to discuss these things with him. The stories in your book are such a lovely and effective way of explaining life for teenagers. I’m delighted to see he is even started to pick it up on his own. Very best of luck with it. 

Finola Shaw, Parent to pre-teen boys

I bought this book for my daughter who is 14 and I have to say it is the best purchase I have made! I suggested to her when we got it that we read a chapter a night together which I was shocked she agreed to! Trying to get her off social Media and in-between fake tan and eyelashes we found something that gave us back OUR time together. We both enjoy the time every night lying on her bed as she reads and we both have learned and still learning from your book. It is so well written and definitely has had a huge impact on her and she can 100% relate to each chapter, and has also opened up my mind and trust in her…which she deserves. 

As a parent we like them are learning along the way and I love the fact that your book brings us both on that path of learning and dealing with life in the best way possible.

Thank you for helping us in this crazy world! 

Jenny, Parent to a teenage daughter aged 14

I believe parents need to read this book to understand what it is like to be a teenager in these crazy times and to learn what we need to learn to step back and let our children grow into the person they want to be, not the person we want them to be.

Christopher Brown – Parent to two teenagers

My daughter and I have begun reading this book together. She appreciates it’s truthful approach and how it’s clearly written for her age group rather than mine 😀 It’s giving us a space to connect and will ensure we make time to talk about the tough stuff in the midst of day to day life. As a Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness teacher/trainer it’s wonderful to see such an emotionally intelligent resource for young people that teaches skills for life in such an engaging and relatable way. If you and/or your child want to learn how how to manage painful feelings, grow happiness and healthy relationships with yourself and others this (at last) is the book for you!
Dr Maret Dymond-Bassett – Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Trainer, Hampshire, UK
The Teenager’s Book of Life is an important book to read, but also a complete and utter joy. It shares experiences that most of us will relate to at some stage. Their is humour, but most of all it helps us over come adversity and achieve our full potential in life.
Tom Cribbin – Father and Grandfather

People must pay attention to this book. As someone who has been a parent to teenagers and coached many in sport, I feel this is one of the most important books I have come across for both teenagers and those that care about them. Parents, teachers and coaches all need to read this. It offers unique insights and provides invaluable tools to guide young people and anyone raising one. Tremendous work, Tony!

Dessie Farrell – Parent to three teenager’s

The Teenager’s Book of Life is an important book to read, but also a complete and utter joy. It shares experiences that most of us will relate to at some stage. Their is humour, but most of all it helps us over come adversity and achieve our full potential in life.
Tom Cribbin – Father and Grandfather

People must pay attention to this book. As someone who has been a parent to teenagers and coached many in sport, I feel this is one of the most important books I have come across for both teenagers and those that care about them. Parents, teachers and coaches all need to read this. It offers unique insights and provides invaluable tools to guide young people and anyone raising one. Tremendous work, Tony!

Dessie Farrell – Parent to three teenager’s

The Teenager’s Book of Life provides the teenager in your life with a down-to-earth perspective on issues they might experience during their teenage years. Tony Griffin has the knack of knowing how to speak to youth, so they’ll get it. As a parent of three teenagers, it’ll be a book I’ll be sure they read, so they’ll be better equipped to navigate through the teenage years.

Margaret – Parent to three teenager’s

I believe parents need to read this book to understand what it is like to be a teenager in these crazy times and to learn what we need to learn to step back and let our children grow into the person they want to be, not the person we want them to be.

Christopher Brown – Parent to two teenager’s

Who am I? Where am I going? I am not [         ] enough.

These are the questions and statements I hear most as a coach.

Tony’s writing, empathy, compassion and framing transports us back to our formative years, where these questions emerge and often remain unanswered. The Teenager’s Book of Life is a beautifully written reminder that through the joy, pain, love, heartbreak and fear we are all unique, we are all loved and we all matter.  A book of hope for parents and young people.

Siobhan Earley – Parent and Coach

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