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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Shipp Narrator: Roger Wayne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9780062695932
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In 2015, Harvard researchers found that every child who does well in the face of adversity has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn’t need Harvard to know that. 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.

Now, in The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, 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.

Written in Shipp’s playfully authoritative, no-nonsense voice, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans tells his story and unpacks practical strategies that can make a difference. Ultimately, it’s not about shortcuts or magic words—as Shipp reminds us, it’s about investing in kids and giving them the love, time, and support they need to thrive.

And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is an invaluable guide to understanding, influencing, and genuinely helping the teenager in your life. Josh offers uncompromisingly practical tips to restore trust, build mutual respect, and expertly help them navigate adolescence successfully.”

    Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This book is the training manual you never got. A must-have resource for parents, teachers, or anyone else who has to deal with teens.”

    Ellen Rakieten, executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show

  • “Research keeps telling us that committed adults make a difference in the lives of teenagers. Now, Josh Shipp tells you how to be that adult. The Grown-up’s Guide to Teenage Humans is a must-have resource for anyone who has a heart for the next generation.”

    Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

  • “The world needs this book. Few have the insight or ability to share life changing words like Josh does. Here he provides a look at how we can all help shape the lives of the people most important to us. He does so in typical Josh Shipp fashion: with equal parts humor and heart.”

    Brad Montague, creator of Kid President

  • “This book provides a deep understanding of a teenager’s needs and a practical guide for nurturing optimal development. The advice Josh shares is evidence-based, no-nonsense, and uncompromising in its practicality. These insights will teach us how we can be that one caring adult every teen needs.”

    Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Josh Shipp helps adults understand teens and teens understand themselves. He is the bestselling author of The Teen’s Guide to World Domination and Jump Ship, a global youth empowerment expert, and an acclaimed speaker. One of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 successful entrepreneurs, he has appeared on MTV, Lifetime, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, 20/20, Good Morning America, and in the New York Times and other media. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series that followed his groundbreaking work with teens. His organization, Kids These Days, provides resources for parents, educators, and youth workers. He lives in Los Gatos, California.

About the Narrator

Roger Wayne joined the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in 2004. After basic training he went to Fort Meade to train for military broadcasting. He was stationed in South Korea and won several awards for his work, including Best Radio Commercial military-wide in 2006 and Best Feature Story for the Air Force. He is now an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.