10 Things For Teen Girls and Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls by Kate Conner {Review & Giveaway}

Kate Conner
Juvenile Nonfiction / Christian Life

You've got 1 future.
Here are 10 ways to change it.

Teen girl, you hear a lot of negative voices out there, voices telling you that you're not beautiful, sexy, smart, or valuable enough. But Kate Conner offers a different voice. 10 Things for Teen Girls is based on her blog post that pulled in more than 2 million views in just two weeks, proving that you and your friends are ready to hear a new message--one that points you away from the world's wisdom and toward God instead.

Using wit and grace, Kate tackles gotta-know topics such as 
  • The dangers of batting eyelashes and playing dumb
  • Navigating social media and avoiding social drama
  • Modesty and the superpower qualities of femininity
  • And the all-time worst advice ever
You and your friends will love Kate's humor, her honesty, and--most of all--her message. When the world's negative voices attack, her voice can be the one to remind you of the truth--You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.

Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls
Kate Conner
Christian Life / Women's Issues

You are beautiful.
You are valuable.
You are enough.

In a book based on her run-away blog post "Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls," which garnered more than 2 million views in two weeks, Kate Conner calls us to action in Enough. We all have teenage girls in our lives who we love, whether it's a sister, friend or daughter. Kate has identified 10 things these girls need to hear today from someone who loves her.

Peppered with wit and laced with grace, Kate's list tackles relevant issues like Facebook, emotions, drama, tanning beds, modesty, and flirtation. Woven into each chapter is a powerful message of worth that transcends age, and will touch the souls of women, young and old alike: You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.

A former youth-worker, wife to a college minister, and a young mom in her twenties, Kate stands squarely in the generational gap, the perfect place from which to bridge it. Kate offers herself as a translator, helpin you to speak your teenager's language and equipping you with a fresh perspective from which to engage your teenage girl--one that may enable her to truly hear your heart (and your wisdom) for the first time since puberty.

My Thoughts:

You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough. Those three little phrases are what women, young and old, all long to hear. Yet in this crazy world of hyper-sexualism those words seem to get drowned out by others that begin to erode the very essence of who we were created to be.

In 2012 Kate wrote a spur of the moment blog post entitled Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls. In a short span of time the post went viral. Why? I would guess that it is because it spoke truth to fables that we have been trying desperately to make into reality. What are the 10 things you ask? I'll give them to you:
  1. If you choose to wear shirts that show off your boobs, you will attract boys.
  2. Don’t go to the tanning bed. 
  3. When you talk about your friends “anonymously” on Facebook, we  know exactly who you’re talking about.  
  4. Newsflash: the number of times you say “I hate drama” is a pretty good indicator of how much you love drama.
  5. “Follow your heart” is probably the worst advice ever. 
  6.  Never let a man make you feel weak or inferior because you are an emotional being. 
  7. Smoking is not cool.
  8. Stop saying things like, “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.”
  9. Don’t play coy or stupid or helpless to get attention. 
  10. You are beautiful.  You are enough.
If you're a momma you're probably nodding your head and giving a great big hallelujah! If you're a teen girl, it is quite possible you're rolling your eyes. For both of those very reasons you need to get a copy of each of these books. Read them together. Each chapter in each book coincides with the other book. 

I know what you're thinking . . . you've already given us the link to the blog post and the list of the 10 things. Why should we get the books? As I said earlier, Kate wrote the post on a whim. In the books she delves deeper and expounds on each subject. As a momma I'm telling you there is nothing more important than instilling in your girl that she is valued. She is a child of the King. She is royalty and she should learn to act like it. Someone gave His very life for her. She needs to know these truths. You need to know these truths! If you have a little bitty girl, get the books now and read them over and over so you will have a head start on raising her to know that above all things she is enough.

We all know I'm a crazy reader. If it has words, I'm reading it! But I do realize that not everyone is as taken with reading as I am. So hear my heart on this. If you get only one book, get Enough. Then read chapter 10 and absorb it until it is part of your very essence. Then love your daughter enough to share it with her until the truth contained becomes part of who she is as well.

These books would make a fabulous small group study in your youth group. Make a retreat weekend out of it. Get copies of 10 Things For Teen Girls for all the teen girls and copies of Enough for all the adult women leaders. If we could instill these truths into all the girls in our circles of influence we could change a generation. Remember, If God Is For Us . . . Who Can Stand Against Us?!!

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We have partnered with Family Christian and B&H Publishers to offer one of our readers a copy of 10 Things For Teen Girls and Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Saturday, September 13, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.

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  1. I wish I could give a copy of this book to EVERY teen girl (and boy) I know. It's such a tough time of life anyway, but add in the social media and it can be a total nightmare! As for one more tip---I think I'd say that this time of life will pass and the best is yet to come -- just make the right decisions so that you can enjoy those good days.

    1. I agree Dede! Love the book and really love that it can be done as a mother/daughter or youth worker/youth. Good information that we need to hear at any age!


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