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Torn Between Two Masters [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly Davidson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What We Need To Know To Counteract the Devastating Influence of Celebrity ObsessionWhy do so many teenagers want to be sports, music, or Hollywood stars instead of teachers, nurses, pastors, or carpenters? What do they have that grabs their attention? Yo

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  • File Size: 681 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (June 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005VGMMF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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As a teen I was not like most, I wanted to go down my own beaten path of life. Not to say there weren’t some PPL (coaches, military leaders, & a few business mgr.’s) that I looked up to that had a huge + impact on my life, & of course kept me from going down a destructive path. My biological mom I never knew, my biological dad & step mom later a step dad were not ideal role models. My foster parents X 3 & my paternal grandmother how ever were. The majorly of teens I have worked with in counseling however, or even known do have their own idols or those they look up to.

Celebrities (musicians, movie stars, athletes), the media (magazines, TV news) & the internet (smart phones, iPad, etc.) might be/sometimes is/are a huge impact on how teens perceive the world. I don’t always agree with most opinions on this. I do have a problem with PPL totally blaming it on the teens - behavior. The environment they have to live in I guarantee you does. You have to be strong as hell in order to overcome those - odds. It cannot always be prevented/eliminated no matter how hard you try as a social worker (counselor).

Help teens set goals & fill their voids (self-esteem) by getting them involved in + stuff they enjoy doing, including sports, music, drama, clubs or many of the other after school activities. Also encourage them to get/build + friendships or find them + role models. Then look into community/church group organizations, Boys/Girl Scouts, Big Brothers/Sisters, YMCA, YWCA, etc.

The author’s Kimberly Davidson view is also the word of God. I grew up all over the U.S. (13 states), Canada & Mexico. From the time I was 6 I was involved in some sort of religion, Sunday school, bible study, church groups, leadership (deacon, choir, elder, President of the men’s group) & summer camp.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little too Preachy December 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
***I Received this book via a Goodreads Giveaway***

I found this book both helpful and not so helpful. There was some tips that can definitely help my teen focus on being him and not some celebrity that doesn't have it all together but what I didn't like was that the author came across as judgmental.

If you don't mind being preached at, you will get some helpful information from this book but if you're like me and don't care for the holier than thou attitude you may not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moms, read this! March 6, 2013
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As a mom, I cringe at how obsessed our youth (and adults) is with Hollywood and sports celebrities. The material is well-written, excellent and thought provoking. I learned a lot. This book provides great insights . . . so good. Every parent of a teen needs to read it.
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Kimberly Davidson is a board certified biblical counselor and spiritual development coach, helping women mend their souls. Kimberly is the founder of Olive Branch Outreach, a ministry dedicated to bringing hope and restoration to those struggling with body image, abuse, and food addiction. She has ministered to women for over ten years, from within prison walls to youth centers, inspiring others to empower God to meet their emotional and spiritual needs. Kimberly is the author of five books, a contributor to five books, and she has penned numerous articles. She lives in Oregon with her husband and numerous critters.

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