How to Hug a Hedgehog (Paperback)

12 Keys for Connecting with Teens

By Brad Wilcox, Jerrick Robbins

Familius, 9781939629197, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/7/2014)

List Price: 14.95*
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A teen’s job is to be difficult and most do it really, really well. But what about you? You want to hug that hedgehog, right? But you don’t want to get hurt. No problem. With entertaining stories and 12 principles that open the cages, unlock the doors, gently tear down those walls, and get you talking, How to Hug a Hedgehog explores everything from communication to what you might have missed on the teen “warning label.”

Wilcox and Robbins help you face your worst fears, effectively handle pressure and stress, and answer the hardest question of all: “What happens if I fail?”

About the Author

Brad Wilcox is an associate professor at Brigham Young University where he also works with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. He is the best-selling author of many books including Tips for Tackling Teenage Troubles and Straight Talk for Parents: What Teenagers Wish They Could Tell You. His children’s picture book, Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae! was a top finalist for the children’s choice award in Utah.

Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow closer together through enduring hardships. His short story, “It’s OK to Cry,” has been published in Lessons from My Parents: 100 Shared Moments that Changed Our Lives.

Praise For How to Hug a Hedgehog: 12 Keys for Connecting with Teens

"This book will make a difference. The suggestions are doable and will totally change the way you interact with teens."
- Mark Henshaw, Author of Red Cell and Cold Shot

"How to Hug a Hedgehog is relevant, timely and essential for anyone wanting to build positive relationships with teenagers. This book will enrich and transform lives forever."
- Richie Norton, bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

"This book is full of hope. It makes something hard seem easy. It is sure to have a positive impact!"
- Sean Covey, author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens