Teens Guide To Not Being Perfect

Teens Guide To Not Being Perfect

by Tom Krause


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"Teen's Guide to NOT Being Perfect" offers encouragement, guidance and help to deal with the fog of puberty, drug usage, suicide and shool dropout by offering valuable principles to answer the questions "Will I make it?" and "Am I normal?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599780115
Publisher: Bluegrass Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2008
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author

Since 2001, Tom Krause's reputation has continued to grow on the motivational speaking circuit. Tom currently presents for hundreds of clients nationwide and overseas. Standing ovations are the norm as audiences spontaneously react to Tom's inspiring performances. Tom's presetations empower people to success and happiness in life using three principles Tom has taught for over thirty years. Be Yourself - Believe In Yourseld - Don't Be Afraid to Go For Your Dreams!

Tom is the author of Touching Hearts-Teaching Greatness, A Teen's Guide to NOT Being Perfect, The Little Boy's Smile and a contributing author to many books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Tom's published articles on leadership, business, and education in international and national publications such as The School Administrator, Global Study Magazine, Leading Today Magazine, Leadership Values, Academic Leadership Today and others have spread his leadership conferences including the International Lion's Club Leadership Conference, European Council of International Schools, National Speakers Association Convention, Future Business Leaders of America, Insurance Leaders Conference, National SADD, National TREND, Missouri Department of Secondary Education, Missouri State Teachers Association, U.S. District Attorney's Victim Conference, Central States/ Canada Regional 4H Leadership Conference. All these clients and many others have all labeled Tom's presentations as "Outstanding!"


For almost thirty years I have been a public school teacher and coach. Thousands of students have passed through my classroom during my tenure. During this time,I have noticed that teenagers never change. Teens today remain the same wonderful vessels of hope that their parents were decades ago. What has changed drastically over time is society's effect on them.

I can remember working on my car when I was a teenager back in the mid-seventies. It was an old 1966 Ford Mustang six-cylinder. When I raised the hood and looked down, I could see the ground. Changing spark plugs on the older model was simpler.

Fast forward to today. Raise the hood of any new car, and you will see a very different sight. A complex maze of wires and parts will tell you that this is a complicated machine, which requires an expert mechanic. Life for teenagers today is like that complicated engine.

Society, in general, has made your teenage years more complex today than they were thirty years ago. Increasing drug usage, suicide attempts and high school dropout rates attest to the difficulty many teens face. The teens' every day environment, is the reason I felt the need to write this book, which is designed to help teens deal with the ever-changing fog of puberty.

This book is a compilation of valuable principles, which I have passed on to many teenagers during my years as an educator. The purpose of this book is to provide you some encouragement and guidance so that you can feel ready when it is time for you to take on life.

Just like thirty years ago, many of you will look in the mirror and ask yourselves two questions: "Am I normal?" and "Will I make it?" The words in this book are meant to help relieve some of your anxiety and answer those two questions.

Many teens over the years have walked up to me after class and said, "Thanks Coach, I needed to hear that." I hope you feel the same way when you finish this book.

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