I bought this series for my daughter and she loved them. So much practical advice and it led to some interesting discussions as we explored some of the topics together in depth. There’s so much to learn in this life, and these books do a great job at covering everyday things we might overlook. Definitely recommend this series!
Beth, a former teacher, has a wealth of experience with adolescents and their knowledge (or lack of) regarding the real world. This book provides a fun, easy guide to help teens and anyone who lives or works with them learn to explore “what they don’t know they don’t know”. Additionally, the book can be read and the knowledge digested in short sections, allowing the reader to focus on topics that interest them. Highly recommended for anyone interested in helping teens become better world citizens.
This second book of Beth Carey’s is a winner! Social skills of all types are truly lacking today in our world. This concise easy to read book tells you everything you and your teens and young adults, and reminds us as adults too, the proper skills and ediquite for social skills! Don’t assume you know! A great tool!
Even as an adult I have learned so much from the L.I.F.E. books. Young or old, everyone could use a good review of social etiquette skills!
L.I.F.E. was an excellent book that I would highly recommend! I am 24 years old with no kids yet I found this book helpful and insightful. I started this book thinking I would know all of the answers but I was wrong! I not only learned many new things but I also learned why those things were beneficial. People of all ages will be surprised at what they don’t know! As a high school teacher, I intend to use this book to test and inform my students. There are many questions that will promote good discussion. This book was a great read with fun stories and interesting commentary. Would DEFINITELY recommend!! —
This book is a must read for ages 12 to 70. There is something for every age group, whether you are the student or the teacher. This book is a great starting point for conversations with family members or an interesting read on your own. The stories written throughout add great humor and real life application to some of the topics. The stories break up the book nicely so you are learning, but you don’t even realize it. I challenge every person to pick up a copy, because it was shocking to me to see how much I did not know in the book. We like to think we know it all, but L.I.F.E showed me that I have so much to learn and that learning it can be enjoyable! I cannot wait for other books from this author as her books are what teenagers need today to be prepared for tomorrow! —
This is a must-have book for teens and young adults. There’s so much we wrongly assume that young adults already know about independent living, and Beth Carey is on-target in identifying what this needed info is. The book is very reader friendly, and aside from being incredibly practical, it’s a fun read. I’m hoping there will be more books to come. I purchased two- one for our 18 year old and one for myself.
Great book! I am a mom and there were things in this book that I didn’t know (but should know!) Easy to read. L.I.F.E. is an excellent guide for determining what your teenager (or even young adult) still needs to learn. Taking public transportation, what to wear to a funeral, when to arrive for a job interview – so many things that maybe we forgot to teach our kids. I bought one for each of my kids and also one for me. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
If you are anything like me, a job,busy life, raising children, you thought that even the simplest things your kids would pick up just watching you. Didn’t happen. I must have thought they’d learn by osmosis and they didn’t. Beth Carey writes about the things that schools don’t teach. Things our children should have learned from us and didn’t. Now they’re off to college knowing how to write a paper with proper footnotes, knowing how to tell the square root of whatever number we can think of. However, can they tell time on an analog clock? Can they show you a whisk instead of a spatula. Nope! My daughter is 33 and read Beth Carey’s book. There were many things she didn’t know about, but does now. Thank you, Beth Carey. The most important part of reading L.I.F.E., to me, was the discussion it promoted among my daughter, my husband and myself. We discussed the points and we laughed, but we had a great time doing it and learned a lot. I still can’t change a tire.
I’m a grandparent and used this book as a conversation starter with our grandkids. Yes, the teenagers today are technologically savvy and can help me with my Smartphone or computer, but some basic knowledge is missing. This is an easy and enjoyable way to interact with teens while imparting important information. I have to admit I learned a few things too.
How many times do we adults say to each other, “these kids today!” and then gripe about how nobody knows those all-important little things? Beth Carey does a fantastic job hitting all of those areas in her strong, new book of L.I.F.E.
Beth Carey, previously a high school teacher, has a great sense of humor and tons of common sense. This book reflects her can-do positive attitude and desire to see the youth of America develop the coping and living skills they need to succeed. The book is an enjoyable, fast, easy read with fun questions and exercises to expose millennials and teenagers to important concepts and knowledge. The questions and discussion points can provide teenagers and their loved ones an opportunity to address living skills that too often are neglected or people didn’t know that they didn’t know. I recommend this book to anyone who works with teenagers and millennials and desires to help them navigate life in our fast paced, complicated world where expectations and societal mores are tricky and changing rapidly.
This was a great book. The layout was clean, organized, and easy to follow. The information contained within is something that SHOULD be taught in school, but unfortunately is not. These are life lessons and information for living and learning that everyone needs to know. I knew most, but not all of the topics, and am sure that if you read it too, you will learn something extremely helpful and valuable.
Buy one for your kids, graduates, college students…whomever. This info is important to know. I definitely recommend this book. *two thumbs up*