Date and Time
Thursday Feb 23, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
This event will be presented virtually. The link to log in to this webinar from your computer, tablet or phone is https://glenbard.zoom.us/j/84452922786
Once an at-risk foster kid, he was headed straight for trouble until he met the man who changed his life: Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp and got him to believe in himself. Shipp shows all of us how to be that caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from sixth to twelfth grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage.
Shipp offers revelatory stories that take us inside the teen brain, and shares wisdom from top professionals and the most expert grown-ups. He also includes practice scripts that address tough issues, including:
FORGIVENESS: What do I do when a teen has been really hurt by someone and it’s not their fault?
COMMUNICATION: How do I get a teen to talk to me? They just grunt.
TRUST: My teen blew it. My trust is gone. Where do we go from here?
BULLYING: Help! A teen (or their friend) is being harassed.
DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my.
Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.”