How to Be An Extraordinary Teenager

by John Bytheway

9781590384138

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What's the difference between an ordinary teenager and an extraordinary one? A great deal, as sought-after youth speaker John Bytheway points out in his latest book for teens.

In his usual lively manner John Bytheway draws useful contrasts between typical and better-than-typical teenage attributes and invites readers to rise above the ordinary. After all, being extraordinary is just being ordinary with a little “extra!”

Ordinary Teens
It's easy to push the buttons of ordinary teens. That's because they give away the remote to their feelings. They say things like, “He makes me so mad" or “She drives me crazy.” If someone walking down the hall doesn't say “Hi,” ordinary teens act as if someone just pointed a remote at them and pushed “be depressed.”
Extraordinary Teens
Extraordinary teens control themselves. They're not controlled by others. Not even remotely. They keep their control inside. They realize that the things others do may influence them but not control them. They can channel their feelings, lower the volume of outside voices, or mute them altogether. They have the power. They hold their own remote.

About the Author

John Bytheway

John Bytheway served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. He has a master's degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at the BYU Salt Lake Center. John is the author of many bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be an Extraordinary Teen; Life Rocks; and his first children's picture book, The Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

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It is a great book to read or hear over tape
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Just by looking at the cover or case I knew that it it would be a good book and I was right.

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