Here is a great segment on a new book by Charlie Sykes, 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School. You can pick up the book on Amazon for just about $13 bucks. You can listen to the audio here or by clicking on the audio file in the Bonus Box on the right…
Here’s Amazon’s description of the book:
Charles J. Sykes offers life lessons that are not included in the curriculum for most children today: honest advice about what they will encounter in the “real world” post-schooling and how their parents can help them best prepare—not with cushy self-esteem talks, but rather with honest challenges. His 50 lessons are frank, sometimes harsh, and often hilarious, including:
#1 Life is not fair. Get used to it.
#15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it “opportunity.”
#43 Don’t let the success of other depress you.
#48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point.
Sykes elaborates on each of his points, creating a wise, no-nonsense guide for parents to help their children help themselves.