[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] THE TRUTH:I’m A Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Posted 6 December, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
THE TRUTH is a delightful, humorous secret diary, written by a girl who is 11-12 years of age. She is wise and yet innocent. Her words acknowledge those priceless truths that we all knew as kids. She makes us cry and laugh and see ourselves. Everybody loves reading her thoughts, secrets, adventures and solutions to difficult problems. Girls are naturally curious and this book gives them a real opportunity to see how a girl like themselves in so many ways handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Mom can read the book along with her daughter and not only be brought back to herself as a youngster, but find on every page relevant topics for discussion with her daughter. How do you handle a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What about teasing? How do you find time to listen to your daughter? Do we have enough fun together? What really matters?

There is space right within the book for the girl and or mom to make notes or her own diary entries. The book ends with discussion ideas that can also open up whole new areas of topics for mom and daughter or the young reader and other members of her family, friends, or teachers.

Behind this very easy read, written by a positive psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience, is the psychological message to the girls reading THE TRUTH that they can and must keep the fire and passion of their girlhoods as they grow up and have the courage to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood.. For parents the book is a way back to what made them feel most special at 10, 11 or 12. Once parents are back in the place where their kids live, then listening, trust and real sharing can begin. Every girl and ever parent wants this kind of TRUTH!

About the Author:

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally know Positive Psychologist, is the creator of The Enchanted Self,® a systematic way of helping to bring more joy, meaning, and purpose into our lives.

Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for more than 25 years. She has taught elementary school children and was an assistant professor in education in at Boston University.

She has been in private practice as a psychologist with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein, in Long Branch, New Jersey, for over 25 years.

Contact Dr. Holstein on the web at https://www.enchantedself.com/ and https://www.thetruthforgirls.com/.

My Review:
I don’t have daughters, so I can’t say I chose to review this because I wanted to pass it along to her. I wanted to review this to help the author out and to spread the word for those who do have young daughters. I think another reason I did it, was to have a stroll down memory lane. And what a stroll it was! Now, I never kept a diary when I was young…just never thought to do it….but now that I am nearly 30, I wish I would have so I could go back and look at it and see what all has changed in my life since then.  Even thought I didn’t keep a diary, at the age of 10, 11,12….I was crushing on a couple of boys whom I thought were THE greatest thing since the invention of the 7Eleven Slurpees (yummy!), so I could “relate” to the girl this book. I remember feeling like a know it all, just like her. 
Through the set up of a diary, Dr. Barbara creates a book that is both helpful and entertaining. It’s a book that will help young girls understand how to handle their fears, struggles, crushes and even the changes in their growing bodies, through writing a diary. It’s a simple, easy to understand book that is great for young girls and a great book for a bonding mother-daughter time. The discussion questions in the back are for the mother-daughter time to discuss or simply for helping a young girl to “walk” through any situation she faces. Four stars with definite recommendation! 
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*This book was provided for review by PumpUpYourBook!*

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