240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.7 in
December 4, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 074321546x
ISBN - 13: 9780743215466
About the Book
The son of Dr. Phil pens the first guide to teenage life that won't tell kids what to do, or who to be, but rather how to live life best. Employing the techniques his father's bestselling "Life Strategies," Jay provides teens with the Ten Laws of Life, which make the journey to adulthood an easier and more fulfilling trip.
Read from the Book
Life Law One: You Either Get It, Or You Don'tI think there is a world market for maybe five computers. -- Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM (1943)WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS LIFE LAWTo discover and use the huge power you have to change your life. Learn how the game is played so you can get unstuck and have more of what you want and need. Stop being pissed off and start winning. Become one who gets it.Kim, a friend of mine in high school, hated our cafeteria food, and at least once a week she would sneak off campus and go to one of the nearby fast-food places. The problem was that our principal caught her every time she came back and gave her a detention.Kim hated detention but always thought she would get away with leaving "this time." She never did. By Christmas break Kim had served twenty-one detentions.WHY IS THAT?Next time your math teacher is droning on and on, why don't you let your mind wander a bit. Think about this: Why do some people seem to do so well while others, like Kim, seem lost and confused and don't appear to have a clue how to do any better?Take it a step further. How is it, for instance, that Tom and Dave can score the same on an IQ test, yet Tom is a total waste at school while Dave makes straight As? Why is it that Meghan can maintain a great relationship with a guy while Laura, who's much better looking and more vivacious than Meghan, can't get a guy to take her out for more than two weeks? Why is it that Robert has been able to rise up from his abusive chil
Table of Contents
Life Law 1 You Either Get It, or You Don't
Life Law 2 You Create Your Own Experience
Life Law 3 People Do What Works
Life Law 4 You Cannot Change What You Do Not Acknowledge
Life Law 5 Life Rewards Action
Life Law 6 There Is No Reality, Only Perception
Life Law 7 Life Is Managed; It Is Not Cured
Life Law 8 We Teach People How to Treat Us
Life Law 9 There Is Power in Forgiveness
Life Law 10 You Have To Name It Before You Can Claim It
From the Publisher
From the son of Dr. Phil McGraw comes Life Strategies for Teens, the New York Times bestselling guide to teenage success, and the first guide to teenage life that won’t tell you what to do, or who to be, but rather how to live life best.
Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you about doing your best to understand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut, dropping that hemline, and blah, blah, blah? —Jay McGraw, from the Introduction
Well, you don’t have to be anymore! Employing the techniques from Dr. Phillip C. McGraw’s Life Strategies, his son Jay provides teens with the Ten Laws of Life, which make the journey to adulthood an easier and more fulfilling trip. Whether dealing with the issues of popularity, peer pressure, ambition, or ambivalence, Life Strategies for Teens is an enlightening guide to help teenagers not only stay afloat, but to thrive during these pivotal years.
Whether you are a teen looking for a little help, or a parent or grandparent wanting to provide guidance, this book tackles the challenges of adolescence like no other. Combining proven techniques for dealing with life’s obstacles and the youth and wit of writer Jay McGraw, Life Strategies for Teens is sure to improve the lives of all who read it.
About the Author
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