“You probably are somewhat prepared for the physical changes taking place – But, no one prepared me… not even my child development/human services degree and background… for the emotional, mental, and spiritual changes that are taking place during these years between childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Well, that is – UNTIL THIS BOOK CAME ALONGSIDE ME AND WAS WRITTEN AS IF THEY HAD A TWO-WAY MIRROR INTO MY HOME! I absolutely needed this book right now!'” – Tere Scott at Puddle Jumping

No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope gives you clear insight, Godly wisdom and hope that this too really shall pass.” – Joesette Huffman at Learning Curve

“It was the perfect mix of encouragement and practical suggestions. My one regret is that I did not have this book several years ago when we started going through some of these challenges with my oldest. If you are a parent, especially of a child in the 8-14 range, I highly encourage you to read this book.” – Dawn Peluso at Schoolin’ Swag

No Longer Little is an amazing book that has really helped me understand why my kids are acting the way they are…I love everything I have read by Hal and Melanie Young. I highly recommend ALL of their books.” – Rodna Allman at Training Children Up for Christ

“Well-written and an interesting read …” – Kemi Quinn at Homemaking Organized

“They address so many important things in this book that honestly I hadn’t even thought of. ,,, if you have children who are in this age group or nearing this age and you’d like a little Godly advice (because our churches are sadly lacking in mentorship, it seems) on raising them I highly recommend you check this book out because there is so much helpful practical information in it! I think you will be really glad you did and your kids will thank you (though maybe not for 10-15 years).” – Jenny Underwood at Our Inconvenient Family

“Hal and Melanie Young not only share the effects of hormones throughout these preteen years; but they share words of wisdom regarding money, work, stewardship, social struggles, bullying, and social media. Preparing our children for their digitized future involves training them to use devices and media with wisdom and discernment. …There are no guarantees in parenting, but there is hope. Proverbs 22:6 admonishes us to “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” — Susan Reed at My Happy Homeschool

“Hal and Melanie cover all of the topics that we are struggling to make sense of. … If you’ve ever secretly thought to yourself, ‘What has happened to my child!?’, I highly recommend that you read No Longer Little:  Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope. … Even if we can’t ‘fix’ the tween years, this book is like a comforting hug to help us to help our children get through this stage with as much grace and hope as possible.” – Crystal Sutherland at Our Little Bunch 

“I really appreciated this book and all the authors had to say on tweens.  It was a great reminder for me to be mindful of these stages and phases in my daughter.” – Cassandra Holdeman at A Glimpse of Normal

“As with every book I have had the joy of reading from Hal & Melanie Young, there is a wealth of wisdom. Both experience and Godly wisdom. Page after page offers advice and truth. There are strategies to help us help them. Reminders to protect and nurture; to love one another. Scripture after scripture speaking to our situation. It really is a breath of fresh air to read these pages; I just wish I would have had this sooner…” – Jennifer King at A Peace of Mind

No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope, published by Great Waters Press, contains a myriad of key tips for raising God-fearing young men and women. Hal and Melanie Young did a grand job capturing the essence of the physical, mental, and spiritual components of the young child’s mind. Their encouraging and engaging real-life stories provide a Christ-centered approach to parenting that is definitely needed in the world today.” – Ta’Neisha Kemp at Marriage, Motherhood, & Makeup

“I felt as though Hal and Melanie were speaking directly to me. They really understand what we’re going through (with six boys [and two girls, too] of their own they’ve pretty much seen all the variables by this time). As parents themselves, they instilled a high level of trust in me regarding their methods and advice. ” – Kimberley Linkletter at Vintage Blue Suitcase

“I really enjoyed this book and plan to re-read it as I tend to forget things and am again surprised anew when the next child enters this mysterious time of life and starts acting strangely. It encourages me and helps me feel like “my child is normal” and “I am not a bad parent”, etc.  Also, the book looks to the future and reminds us that this is a stage, a short period of time similar to going through toddler tantrums, it too will pass.” – Amy Marohl of Needed in the Home

“I loved it. I needed this book to help me see the things I need to do to welcome this change in my son.  To be able to better understand what he may be going through today, it’s a different world than I grew up in.  In the past I have read parenting books filled with facts and text book information…..boring.  But, this book was filled with heart and love.  This should be the next book you purchase if you have a child between 8-14.” — Sheila Quach at Four Violet Reviews

No tween is like any other, but each tween is going to go through some change. Hal and Melanie Young have presented a good overview and detail as to what parents can expect as their sweet little baby moves from a child to a tween. Some tweens go through the transition with no or not many issues at all, but after reading No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope, you will be ready for whatever your Little “hands to you”, while handling it with grace and hope. — Jennifer Smeltser at The Yellow Swing

“I really connected with the book and found myself so many times, nodding my head in agreement. This book really helps you understand what is going on with your child. …  I recommend this book to anyone with a tween or teen!” — Amanda Hammock at Hammock’s Do Homeschool

“With three of our children between the ages of 8 and 12, I need resources.  Thankfully, Hal & Melanie Young have written a book.  No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope is just the help we’ve been looking for.” — Hillary Moore at Walking Fruitfully

“Amazing! Hal and Melanie Young did a phenomenal job sharing how to make it through the tween and teen years.  … In the world we are living in it is very important to raise our children with a solid biblical foundation and raise them to be aware of the sinful world around them and how to deal with it.  The authors did a wonderful job of advising parents how to do that.  I would definitely recommend this book to parents with children of all ages!” — Markie Cooks at My Life as Mrs Cooks

“The Youngs approach the issue of parenting tweens with grace and hope, yes, but also with reality, humor, and sometimes harsh truth directed lovingly at either the kids or the parents. They speak in a humble manner, but with confident wisdom. And best of all, everything is based on Scripture with no man-made laws thrown in to confuse the issue. I would feel 100% confident handing this book to any parent on any side of today’s broad parenting spectrum, because who doesn’t need truth, grace, hope, encouragement, and guidance from Godly parents who have been there! Thank you, Hal and Melanie, for being trusted advisors on this journey.” — Christy Bagasao at The Simple Homemaker

“It’s a great read full of encouragement and scripture.” — Erin Slocum at For Him and My Family

“Hal and Melanie shared their experiences in a way that makes you connect as you are going through something similar. I found this book to be very encouraging and it made me feel that I am not alone in what I am going through or have gone through. I learned a lot and there is so much that I didn’t know of what to expect either. It opened my eyes a little more to things that I am seeing. They really teach you how to parent with Grace and encourage you with hope that things DO get better.” — Stacie Lewin at Super Mommy to the Rescue

“I love how Hal and Melanie take the time to walk you through the why, but also open up and plant hope in you that you WILL get through this!  Their stories and anecdotes are so helpful throughout the book.  I was able to “live out” much of what they talked about since my husband and I have dealt with much of what they spoke about with our now 14-year-old son.  … If you have an 8-year-old boy or girl it is NOT too early to get this book.  Get it now so you can be better prepared for the possible challenges in the future.” — Jacqui Trammel at Homestead Bounty Blessings

“Hal and Melanie write so relatably like you are reading a note from a friend. You are instantly pulled in as they share their own stories of parenting eight kids. No Longer Little is more a story to parents from a friend filled with wisdom and care than a lecture from a parenting expert. It’s filled with advice, guidance, and Biblical principals – all of which is something I want.” — Kelly Warner at Hope In The Chaos

“Hal and Melanie Young wrote this to help you navigate the sometimes rough waters of the tween years. Inside the pages they help you see what might be going on not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually with your child. The tone of the book is gentle and doesn’t make you feel like a failure but rather guides you along with a helping hand with encouragement, strategies and tips to deal with the ever changing emotions of your child during this time.” — Jacquelin Caffey at A Stable Beginning

No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope is 200 pages or so of much-needed wisdom. Hal and Melanie write with a casual, charming style. They are personal and transparent and aren’t afraid to let you see a peek into their lives. Reading their book has the feeling of sitting on the couch with respected mentors. They tell you how it is, giving gentle rebuke and encouragement as necessary. … I have found so many helpful ideas in this book and know that I will reference this for years to come. This would be a valuable resource for anyone in the process of raising a preteen.” — Erika Leaf at Raising Leafs

“As I read the pages I found myself nodding in agreement, and wiping away tears. They get it. They have been there, battled that, and survived to write the book I needed years ago.” — Missica Pullen at Through The Open Window

“Nobody tells you the tween years are coming, but with their newest book, No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope,  Hal and Melanie Young help prepare you for the “Lord, please don’t let me drive into that ditch,” moments.  … That, friends, is grace, hope, and I’m sure a whole lot of repeating “Don’t freak out.” — Meg Falciani at Adventures with Jude

“The book is filled with memorable anecdotes, practical recommendations, solid Scripture, and a great balance of education and encouragement about successfully parenting your tweens! Authors Hal and Melanie Young prove themselves a wonderfully wise, practical, and refreshingly real duo!” — Martianne Stanger at Training Happy Hearts

“This book will help you see how to deal with situations that arise and gives you godly advice on how to handle them.  I wish I would have had this book when I was raising our oldest three children.  So much insight and wisdom!” — Betty Daley at Let’s Get Real

“The book is a mix of really good insight into how tween boys and girls are developing and changing, as well as actionable steps to strengthen the reader’s family unit.  This goes beyond just voices cracking and girls getting some curves. It goes so much deeper than that. No Longer Little talks about their emotional well-being, their social challenges, how many kids this age think and respond to things, how to help them adjust within society, how to guide children to becoming adults, and more.  … It always leaves me feeling refreshed and that I am truly not alone in the struggles I face with my kids each day.” — Jenn Land at Real & Quirky

“This book is a must-read for anyone with kids and should not only be read well before they reach the tween years, but reread latter when you are actually going through the situations.” — Lisa McClanahan at The McClanahan 7

“Finally, here is a book written by parents for parents, addressing these crazy years and giving us some straight talk full of hope and grace.” — Linda Sears at Apron Strings and Other Things

“Parenting takes grace — a WHOLE lot of GRACE — but even through the craziest of circumstances, Hal and Melanie offer us HOPE.” — Lynn McInnis at This Day Has Great Potential

“This is a must read for any parent, especially for parents in or approaching the tween years. I think that most of us in that category are ill-equipped to navigate this awesome transition and No Longer Little takes away the mysteries of these changes and gives us the tools for our parenting arsenals to be effective guides.” — Nancy Mayes at Homeschool on Purpose

“No Longer Little is entertaining, full of real life stories about kids just like mine. It is inspiring, with success stories and a lot of Scripture. It is encouraging, with an honest look at the difficulties but plenty of practical tips on how to navigate them. It is informative, with lots of details on what to expect and a plethora of tips and advice on how to preserve relationships and guide your kids through a tumultuous time in their lives. … Read this book before you need it ” — Laura Hoggard at Four Little Penguins

” … a wonderful resource … If you are a parent of a tween, I highly recommend this book.  You will find it written with grace, personal experience and solid research.  This book is a great resource for parents, and should have a place in your parenting library.” — Christine Howard at Life’s Special Necessities

“There is so much to glean from No Longer Little … I think this is a book that I will continue to refer to in the years to come.” — Rheea Hermosa-Prudente at Rainy Days and Mom Days

“Over and over as I read this book, I was encouraged to see that this phase of parenting is crucially important.  Hal & Melanie offer practical tips and hope, all wrapped up with Scripture along the path to help you enjoy these special years with your child. … A must read for parents!” — Renita Bentz at Mom of Many

“I could’ve used this wisdom when my oldest was just starting this phase. … But what a blessing it is to be able to have read this book now. … No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens With Grace and Hope is an outstanding parenting book and one that I will refer back to and reread may times over the next several years.  I highly recommend it!” — Lisa Trombley at The Happy Homeschool Mom

“Teenagers are the age group that most parents dread raising. But, the trouble with teens starts long before they’ve finished puberty. And if you don’t help your children navigate through the difficult pre-teen years, you might have a rougher path ahead of you.

Chock full of useful information on navigating the hormones and personality changes of the tween years, No Longer Little is a book that offers encouragement and wisdom for parents. … As I was reading through it, I found myself nodding – it was as if they were a fly on the wall in my house … ” — Lisa Tanner at Maggie’s Milk

“No Longer Little shows you, the parent, how to give grace and forgiveness through your child’s changes. It guides you with experiences and stories of hope. And like with all of Hal and Melanie’s advice, it speaks to your heart as you read, offering solid advice that we as parents need. Hal and Melanie don’t shy away from truth and honesty as they teach but they push right on in to the facts and honesty that we need to hear, discussing the good parts as well as the tough ones we often wish to ignore. … I will be recommending this book for many years to come to friends and family who need it as much as I have.” — Dana Lambert-Lodge at Luv’N Lambert Life

“Even though I’ve taught middle school for many years it is completely different teaching this age than it is parenting this age! … I highly, highly recommend this book to those with pre-teens and teenagers.” — Melissa Williamson at Grace-Filled Homeschooling

“I had no idea that the tween years were going to be like riding rapids, some areas smooth and others like a rough river with strong waves and currents.  As I was starting to feeling like I was drowning with my child, I had the opportunity to have the life-ring of No Longer Little – Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope thrown at me.  … Now I feel more confident that I can canoe through the rapids with the girls and we can work together.” – Renita Kuehner at Krazy Kuehner Days

No Longer Little contains so many pertinent topics! It also handles them with transparency and practicality. It is intended for parents of kiddos from 8-14, but I found it really helpful as the mother of a 16-year-old boy. … This book is really great about using Biblical models and Scripture to guide each topic. It is great for parents of tweens and teens. And it great for those of you who work with tweens and teens. Check it out! It’s a keeper!” — Rebekah Teague at There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining

“A work colleague once told me, there’s a reason God turns your sweet little toddler into a raging, hormone-fueled teenager–so you’ll be ready for them to leave the nest.  Indeed, navigating the tween and teen landscape can be difficult, but a new book, No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope, offers parents a way to better understand their tween children.” — Melissa Batai at Mom’s Plans

“… the book that literally saved my sanity this past month …” — Nicole Henke at Bless Their Hearts Mom

“I love this book, I  mean, really love it. This is a must have for every Christian family that is or will be navigating the often choppy waters of the tween/teen years. The arrival of this book  was perfect for me. Even if you think that you know what to expect during these adolescent years, I bet you’ll find some truths here that will have you breathing a sigh of relief. Should I ever get the opportunity to meet Hal and Melanie Young, I’m going to give them a hug, and offer my heartfelt thank you to them. ” — Laurie Gauger at School Days

“Throughout this book, you will receive real encouragement, practical help, and overall support from one parent to the next. I will have to say, this is a book I was interested in, until I started reading it, and realized this is a book I need, especially if you currently have a tween or will be having one very soon.” – Amanda Hopkins at Hopkins Homeschool

“Having all three of my children fall into this age bracket I knew that THIS was a book I NEEDED to read! One of the most important things I have received from reading this book is all the encouragement. It’s like they were peeking in on the last situation that arose and said “Hey, think about this!” Their tips and strategies of how to deal with each issue were right on point … like every single one!” — Kellyann Walker at Walking Home