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9 Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills

By Kathleen Boucher

9 Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills  


Pages: 132

ISBN: 9780228818823

Publisher: Tellwell Talent

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2020

Release Date: November 30, 2019



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Being a tween is tricky. You're not a teenager and you're not a child. Parents and tweens alike often struggle with this age. Kathleen Boucher has written a book with nine life skills that can give tweens confidence, while also teaching them how to be "good human-beings" throughout their life.

Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills is a book that tweens and their parents should read. Each chapter tackles a life skill and imparts insightful wisdom. The strategies it lays out for children ages 10-12 will help them survive and thrive through any event life might throw at them. Kathleen Boucher instills life lessons in tweens that will benefit them throughout their life.

This inspiring and helpful book by Kathleen Boucher shows boys and girls how to live their best life. Tweens need the insights they'll learn in the book to successfully navigate the constantly changing world. Kids might not always admit that having a solid foundation to fall back on in life is comforting, but they need it anyway. Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills gives tweens the foundation they need to make the right choices in life. It shows tweens that sometimes being brave is sticking with their principles.

Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills uses positive-psychology to reach tweens. This approach speaks to kids whose self-confidence might be lacking. Each life skill combines this positive approach with brain-based strategies, making them easy for kids to learn and use. Founder of MindFully Alive and a senior lecturer at California Lutheran University Josiah Hultgren stated that the book was a guide that people could use throughout their life in any situation.

From fraternal twins Emma and Elliot, tweens will learn important life lessons that deal with everything from confidence and the importance of a good work ethic to dealing with anger in a non-destructive manner. At the end of each chapter, tweens will participate in a learning exercise. These exercises help show tweens how the skills work in life.

Kathleen Boucher writes this book from the twin's viewpoint. Using their words, she clearly explains the purpose and how to use life skills. At the start of Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills, Boucher writes "You learn more from your mistakes than from all your success." This is the most important life skill tweens learn – embracing your mistakes while considering them a learning experience that you won't repeat. A book that teaches skills every parent will want their tween to have.


"You learn more from your mistakes than from all your success."

About the Author - Kathleen Boucher


Kathleen Boucher


Kathleen Boucher has been a registered nurse since nineteen years old. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Kathleen loves people, especially kids since she gets to actively help them realize that there is 'greatness' in each one of them. When she was four years old she developed polio, which has led to her to walk with a limp. She learned early in her life that a person's inner strength is always much stronger that what may happen to them in the 'outside' world. With two grown children and a husband, who makes her laugh, she is blessed in so many ways.


"My goal has always been to do something that brought value to the entire world. It is my hope and intention that my recently published book- Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #LifeSkills brings out the best in tweens, parents and teachers. John F, Kennedy had the right idea when he said "Children are the World's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." Let us empower our kids to help them find their purpose and live their lives authentically doing something they love. Let us teach them early that they can do, be, or have anything they desire. The sky is the limit!"



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