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Friday, May 26, 2017

My Teenage Zombie by David L. Henderson, MD Review

My Teenage Zombie: Resurrecting the Undead Adolescent in Your Home

My Teenage Zombie
Resurrecting the Undead Adolescent in Your Home

by David L. Henderson, MD

About This Book:

A must-read guide for parents and grandparents who want to practically and successfully help their teenager navigate the ever-lengthening stage of adolescence launching, them into society with confidence, vision, and success.

Zombies are not just found in horror movies, sometimes they’re lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn by their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by a helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide them—especially when they may be facing a midlife crisis of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this “undead” state of being?

In My Teenage Zombie board-certified psychiatrist and medical doctor David L. Henderson explains the parts of a teenage zombie (their brain, heart, and spirit), how they got into this undead state, and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real-life examples of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.

The book is divided into three helpful sections:

  • The Rise of the Undead: Understanding the Nature of a Teenage Zombie
  • The Fear of the Undead: Facing the Anxiety of Confronting a Teenage Zombie
  • Resurrecting the Undead: Restoring Your Teenage Zombie to a Life Worth Living

  • If you are the parent of an undead adolescent, there is hope for you and your child. Or maybe you have children who are not yet adolescents. It’s never too early to prepare for the challenges that await you. Either way, stay calm and start resurrecting zombies!

    My Thoughts on This Book:

    I was approached to read this book and write a review on it. When I read the title and the back of the book describing what it was about, I thought. "Wait, I think I have a teenage zombie." As much as I love my children and my teenage boys, I have noticed over some time the lack of enthusiasm and self motivation my now 18 yr old has. School was the first issue we've had and has gone on for many years and adding lack of cleaning room, keeping up with chores and always wanting to use spare time and money for video gaming or trading cards, I couldn't wait to read more on how I can be a more active participant and helping my son be a better person for himself as well as for his future out in the world.

    This Book is made up of three parts.

    Part 1: Understanding the Attack
    Part 2: Facing Our Fear of Zombies
    Part 3: Resurrecting the Undead Adolescent

    If you are looking to help your teenager be more present, awake in the world, and alive in your family, I highly recommend this book to read. It gave me practical advice that I could easily implement in my life to help my son and to show him my love but still being a parent that he craves deep down!

    About the Author:

    Dr. David Henderson is a board certified psychiatrist, author and speaker. He is the founder and president of Four Stones PLLC, a mental health consulting practice in Dallas, Texas. For five years, Dr. Henderson served as the Department Chair of Psychology and Counseling at Criswell College, rebuilding its Masters in Counseling Program and starting the undergraduate major in Psychology. He also helped to develop a fully online counseling curriculum for the school. In addition, Dr. Henderson has served as an adjunct professor of Psychology and Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a member of the board of directors for Drug Prevention Resources, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse. Dr. Henderson has presented nationally and internationally at conferences for the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, The Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. For more information, you can visit his website, www.drdavidhenderson.com.

    I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

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