In Live Love Now, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for.
What do young people need now more than ever? Adults who are Truth-tellers not taskmasters. Encouragers not enforcers. Guides not half-listeners. The good news is, it's not too late! No matter what's happened in the past, you can help the kids you love face the top stressors of today, including academic pressure, parental expectations, technoference, lack of purpose, isolation, and loneliness.
With illuminating, straightforward strategies, this guide reveals the importance of practicing acceptance, pursuing peace, and exploring wellness and purpose for yourself so you can be the kind of real, relevant, and lifelong role model young people are searching for. Engaging and thoughtful, each chapter includes moving stories from Rachel's personal journey as a mom of a teen and pre-teen along with illustrative narratives and prompts to help you reflect and take steps toward becoming the kind of adult young people trust.
Whether you're a parent, educator, older sibling, coach, or anyone in a role of leading young people, this book will help you meet the goal of raising and guiding young people to become resilient, compassionate, and capable adults.
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About the Author
Rachel Macy Stafford is a writer with one goal: to help people choose love as much as humanly possible. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today; a certified special education teacher with a Master’s Degree in education; an in-demand speaker, and beloved blogger who inspires millions in her weekly blog posts at handsfreemama.comand through her supportive Facebook community, The Hands Free Revolution.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Truth Is the Beginning 11
Part 1 Be a Truth-Teller, Not a Taskmaster
1 Unseen and Unheard 21
Acceptance through Refuge 27
Acceptance through Reframing 34
Acceptance through Respect 44
2 Rejected 54
Belonging through Pledging 61
Belonging through Detecting 69
Belonging through Reaching 74
Part 2 Be an Encourager, Not Enforcer
3 Adrift 89
Anchoring through Empowerment 97
Anchoring through Invitation 106
Anchoring through Protection 116
4 Micromanaged 129
Independence through Confidence 138
Independence through Communication 147
Independence through Opportunity 155
Part 3 Be a Guide, Not a Half-Listener
5 Worried 169
Resilience through Overcoming 180
Resilience through Relating 189
Resilience through Listening 198
6 Not Enough 210
Worthiness through Discovery 220
Worthiness through Affirmation 229
Worthiness through Knowledge 237
Conclusion: "One Window," by Natalie Stafford 251
Afterword: We Are Okay 257