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Life Strategies For Teens

01/07/2008

I am currently reading Life Strategies For Teens by Jay McGraw.

Life Strategies For Teens
Jay McGraw
Young Adult
236 pages

With his #1 New York Times bestseller Life Strategies, Phillip C. McGraw redefined the meaning of “accountability.” Now his son Jay distills the same no-nonsense advice for teens, helping them take control of their lives and control their futures.

First published in 1999, Life Strategies was an immediate success. Today there are more than one million copies in print and Phillip C. McGraw is still a beloved guest each week on Oprah. His empowering message has helped myriad fans focus on their goals and achieve their dreams.

In the tradition of Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Jay McGraw provides today’s young people a direct message of his own. Life Strategies for Teens offers the wisdom of Life Strategies from the unique perspective of a highly successful young person. Jay McGraw is a perfect role model for teens everywhere — and he speaks their language. From dealing with peer pressure to popularity, he tells kids how to thrive during tough situations and improve relationships with parents, friends, siblings, and teachers. McGraw’s guide is a terrific roadmap for navigating the pitfalls of adolescence.

About the Author: Jay McGraw is the elder son of Phillip C. McGraw. He is currently a student at the University of Texas in Austin. This is his first book.

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Biography
Jay McGraw spent his adolescence learning and living the Life Strategies that his father, Dr. Phil McGraw, calls the “Ten Life Laws.” Jay has become a prodigy of his father, best-selling author of Life Strategies: Doing What Matters, Doing What Works, a writer with the courage and skill to tell both teens and their parents the truth they need to hear. As Dr. Phil’s elder son, Jay has taken these lessons and translated them into a language that teens will be able to understand and enjoy while at the same time showing them how they too can adopt this plan to help deal with life’s challenges. As a teen, he has spoken before thousands of teens and parents, and has become a role model that kids gravitate to, and parents accept.

Jay is the son that every parent wants, and the boy every mother wants her daughter to bring home. He is currently a junior at the University of Texas where he is studying psychology with the plans of attending law school. He is a star athlete, a licensed pilot, a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a certified SCUBA diver and avid golfer. Whether he is coaching his younger brother’s basketball team, or volunteering his time tutoring disadvantaged children, Jay has shown himself to be a leader among peers. Jay spends his academic year in Austin, TX and loves coming home to Dallas to spend time with his family — Dr. Phil, his mother Robin, whom Dr. Phil credits with being the heart of the family, and his brother Jordan.