Item description for Me, Myself, and I: Youth Meditations for Grades 5-8 by Sandra McLeod Humphrey...
Overview Being a "tween" - it can be a very awkward time in anyone's life. You're not a full-fledged teenager with cars, dates, and high school, but you're not a little child anymore, either. You can still feel pulls in both directions, wanting to be a child and have fun, yet wanting more responsibility as a teenager. It is definitely not easy being a "tween." Me, Myself, and I was written for this group of people, guiding them through this time of transition through stories and Bible studies, reassuring them of God's love and understanding. With study questions at the end of each chapter, this book can be read privately at home as a personal devotional or in group settings, such as Sunday school, children's Bible studies, or through Christian-based organizations for young people. Going through the tween years can be a harrowing experience, but the wisdom offered in Me, Myself, and I can help make that journey a little easier with the reassurance that God is present every step of the way.
Publishers Description Being a tween -- it can be a very awkward time in anyone'slife. You're not a full-fledged teenager with cars, dates, and high school, butyou're not a little child anymore, either. You can still feel pulls in bothdirections, wanting to be a child and have fun, yet wanting more responsibilityas a teenager. It is definitely not easy being a tween. Me, Myself, and I was written for this group ofpeople, guiding them through this time of transition through stories and Biblestudies, reassuring them of God's love and understanding. With study questionsat the end of each chapter, this book can be read privately at home as apersonal devotional or in group settings, such as Sunday school, children'sBible studies, or through Christian-based organizations for young people. Going through the tween years can be a harrowing experience, but the wisdom offered in Me, Myself, and I can help make thatjourney a little easier with the reassurance that God is present every step ofthe way. Sandra McLeod Humphrey is a retired clinicalpsychologist with over 35 years of experience working with young people. She isthe author of Keepin' It Real, as well as the best-selling volumes IfYou Had To Choose, What Would You Do? and It's Up To You... What Do YouDo? Humphrey is a regular contributor to My Friend, the Catholicmagazine for young people, and is also a writer and consultant for the Heroesand Dreams Foundation, which supplies character education materials toelementary schools throughout the United States. SandraHumphrey's stories are full of wisdom and common sense. She has a real gift for connecting withyoung people through the characters she brings to life through Me, Myself, and I. If you're a young personwondering why your world seems so confusing, so unfair, or so just-plain-goofy, this is the book for you. If you're anadult who knows a young person in the middle grades, consider giving Me, Myself, and I as a gift. It mightjust change a young life for the better. ----Michael L.Sherer, Editor, Metro Lutheran Newspaper Sandra Humphrey is a prolific writer who skillfullycaptures the complex feelings of pre-teens and young teens. Me, Myself, and I is a rich collection ofher short stories, each accompanied by a scripture quote and other words ofwisdom to help guide her young readers through the perilous seas ofadolescence. Young people and thosewho care about them] will find this book to be both realistic and inspiring. ----Lynn W.Gilliam, Editor Pockets Maga
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Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher CSS Publishing Company
Grade Level Middle School
ISBN 0788025600 ISBN13 9780788025600
Reviews - What do customers think about Me, Myself, and I: Youth Meditations for Grades 5-8?
Meditations for Tweens Dec 11, 2009
This little book of meditations for tweens is right on the money! I have two girls who are in the target age group. My oldest has read a few of the selections and liked them. I had been keeping my eyes open for something like this and plan to use this for our before bed devotions. Thank you, Sandy!
Me, Myself & I Nov 17, 2009
My preteen son enjoyed having this read to him. He's neither a reader nor very spiritual/religious, but he liked it. (If your kids are like mine, if they don't let you know how much they didn't like it, that means they liked it!) I liked the layout of the book. Each chapter is a subject layed out in alpha order with a "Favorite quotation", "Words to ponder", "What I can do", etc. This well established author & psychologist was a delight to read aloud! Would be good for a church youth group also!
An excellent message for tweens Oct 18, 2009
The tween years (grades 5-8) are a very difficult time. They no longer fit in with children like things but neither are they quite ready for life as a teenager.
Me, Myself, and I is a book of meditations. There are over 26 chapters. Each chapter represents a letter of the alphabet. There is a short scripture, a quotation, a thought to meditate on, a story and a question to help the reader put into action what they just read about.
The devotions cover a wide range of subjects including: being a role model for someone else, attitude, self image, finding time for Jesus, and everyone's doing it.
Each chapter has an excellent message for tweens. Sandra McLeod Humphrey brings 35 years as a clinical psychologist for young people to her book. She knows how to reach young people, hold their interest, and how to get them to hear her message. Too often books are written for young people by authors that have no idea how to relate to them. The message can be there but it takes a special ability to convey that message to tween. One slip and you will lose their attention and trust. This book is in their language and they will relate to it.
I recommend this book for anyone that has or works with tweens. I intend to give my favorite tween a copy.
A great resource for Christian-based schools & organizations May 12, 2009
Written for young readers of Christian faith, Me, Myself, and I not only contains realistic scenarios of the kinds of social, moral and ethical dilemmas kids face these days, it also includes bible wisdom, prayers and questions for tweens and teens to ponder.
This book would be a great addition to the libraries of Christian-based organizations and schools.
Stories for Children Magazine 5 Star Review Dec 6, 2008
Reviewed by Gayle Jacobson-Huset, Fiction/Poetry Editor Award-winning Minnesota author Sandra McLeod Humphrey does it again with another fantastic book to help the youth of this country. This time, she guides 'tweens through their troublesome, awkward years of being "not quite teen" and "not quite little child anymore". Each chapter starts with the letter of the alphabet, and the chapters are chock full of helpful information for this age group.
An example chapter would be the letter "E" - "Everybody's Doing It". Didn't you ever say to your mom, "But Mom, EVERYBODY'S doing it!" at one point in your growing-up life? I remember saying that to my mother when I wanted to wear makeup at age ten! Sandra uses a story in this chapter about a boy who is teetering on the brink of "giving in" to peer pressure to cheat on a test. The boy thinks about other things the kids at school do to be "cool" and realizes he's very "uncool" because he won't go along with the crowd. What gets him through this temptation to be "cool" like his friends? His faith makes him wonder, "What would Jesus do in this situation?" and then he prays for strength to remain true to himself and to his own values, even if it means giving up friendships with those he morally disagrees with. My mother would have loved this book and I'm sure she would have cheerfully referred me to this chapter when the "makeup issue" reared its ugly head in my youthful days. I'm also sure she would have been very happy that makeup was the only issue and not the cheating and other escapades that Sandra describes so well in this chapter.
Sandra starts each chapter with a Bible quote she calls "Bible Wisdom", followed by an appropriate "Favorite Quotation", then "Words to Ponder", "What Can I Think?", "What Can I Do?", all followed by "A Favorite Story" with a follow-up "Prayer" and "Question to Ponder". Each chapter with its excellent thought-provoking material will get your child into thinking what is the right thing to do in any given 'tween type situation.
This book works! Drawing on her 35 plus years of working as a clinical psychologist with troubled youth, Sandra's winning combination of all of the above speaks directly to America's 'tweens in a language they can totally understand and definitely relate to. This is an awesome, must-have book for any parent, teacher, librarian, pastor, or Sunday School teacher to use as a tool to guide 'tweens successfully through those tough years of self-doubt and one's worth on this planet.
Without a doubt, this book will reassure not only this age group, but all of us as well, that God is very real in our lives, is "there" for us, and He loves us, just the way we are. I give this book a well-deserved high-five.