Thursday, October 21, 2021

Growing Up With Teens (A Cherry On Parenting Cake) by Ruchi Verma - Book Review

Book Name : Growing Up With Teens

Author Name : Ruchi Verma

Genre: Parenting/ Non-Fiction


Ruchi Verma, a well-known and multiple award-winning Blogger who is listed among 50 top most influential content marketing professionals and a certified Teen parenting practitioner. IT professional on papers, experienced in IT industry and Ex faculty in the leading University, she is a mother of two adorable kids and her brainchild called her blog where she shares her thoughts ( and started it with the sole motive to "gain knowledge by sharing knowledge". 


Parenting is the most beautiful never-ending journey that starts with the birth of a child. Every phase of a kid's growth is special and needs to be taken care of but the most delicate phase of parenting is "teenager parenting" which needs to be actually handled with care. Talking to your daughter about puberty still is a big issue in Indian society but do we talk about our son's puberty? As much as your daughter needs to know this from their first teacher of life and that's you. This book is for each of those parents who want to talk and discuss with their teenager champions but don't know where to start. This book is a helping hand from a mother to all parents to walk and grow with their growing teens, talking freely about sex education, social media, cyberbullying, and much more.


There is no joy comparable to parenthood! There is no greater joy than having loving, independent, free-thinking, well-adjusted, self-motivated, and self-disciplined children. Though parenting is a joy, it is equally challenging. And the book "Growing up with teens" address the most crucial stage of childhood and that is adolescence. It is very vital period as it determines how a person will view and interact with the world as an adult. Therefore, it is important to provide adolescents with opportunities to make independent decisions and take healthy risks. 

According to the author, communication is the key for successful parenting. This book does not intent to be preachy, in fact the author has shared her personal experiences and very categorically mentioned that there is no right or wrong way of parenting. Each and every parent has his or her own way of dealing with children that totally depends upon kids' personality.

The book covers everything which one needs to know while dealing with teens. She has not just talked about how to handle daughter's puberty but also how important is to deal with son's puberty. As a mother of two kids, a girl and a boy, she has highlighted strategies to deal with both the gender.

As we know the quality of the environment where children and adolescents grow up shapes their well-being and development. Poor mental health or unmanaged mental health problems can affect child's wellbeing and therefore author felt a need to address this issue too in this book. Sex education is still a taboo in our society but it definitely requires attention and awareness. This book not just talks about what to teach but also shared various approaches to deal with this fragile issue.

Social media plays a big role in teen culture today and therefore it is imperative for parents to know how to deal with it. A big thanks to author for bringing up this issue and sharing some insightful inputs in dealing with it. 

This book deals with all the important issues which a teenager faces during their adolescent age. Author has given some important tools and techniques in dealing with children at the most crucial stage of their lives.


This is a breakthrough book that will aid parents with some vital tools and techniques in dealing with teens. From having positive attitude, to keeping them constructively engaged, to maintaining healthy relationships, to satisfying their curiosity, to motivating them to achieve their goals and last but not the least teaching them how to take failure are some important issues which author has effectively addressed.

This book is written in simple language yet very effective. Author has left no stone unturned. She has touched upon all the important issues with some doable strategies to deal with it. If you are a parent of a teen or if your child is steeping into the world of adolescent, this book is an apt read to prepare yourself to be a better parent.


Format : Paperback/Kindle edition

Price: 200 INR/ 89 INR

Pages: 86

Availability : Amazon


  1. I find Ruchi’s writing very relatable. I haven’t read her book but but I read her posts. I am sure it would have been a wonderful read in the form of a compilation. Teenage is a tricky stage and we all need inputs.

  2. Sounds like a handy book for parents of teenagers. Ruchi writes well and you have written a very descriptive review.

  3. I am so glad that you picked up my book for review, thanks for sharing this review and I will be happy if this book can help even a single parent!!

  4. Ruchi is one of my favorite blogger/author from blogging industry. and I really liked the theme that she has selected for her book. being a mother of almost a teenager, it seems so relatable to me. it is really great that ruchi has shared her personal experience in book. I am sure it will help lots of parents to deal with tricky teenager stage of parenthood.

  5. Now that's some great book suggestion for Parents with Teenagers. It's informative, insightful and interesting and quite helpful too

  6. Teens at home can drive one crazy ! I have learnt the hard way to be there for them and stay unobtrusively watchful. This is a great book review and a great book too !

  7. I love all of Ruchi's posts. They are so relatable. Thanks for this review. Will try to get my hands on

  8. This book is saviour for parents, It emphasis on building up and improving communication bridge and overall help in raising happy and responsible kid.

  9. I love reading Ruchis posts and the clarity of thoughts she expresses. Your review seems promising. Will pick this up

  10. very detailed review buddy, I am sure this book is extremely helpful in raising teens, am reading it at the soonest.

  11. Communication is the key in Parenting journey and good to know that Ruchi have laid an easy pathway for parents to know the pointers from where to take the conversations. Have read few of Ruchi's post, the book must be really good compilation.

  12. Since I have two teens in my house, I am very likely going to pick up this book "Growing Up With Teens". In any case, Ruchi Verma is a well-known name in the blogging circuit and I'm pretty sure she has a lot to offer in terms of tips and tricks to help teens bond with their parents and discuss issues openly.

  13. I am hearing so many good revies about Ruchie's book "Growing up with Teens". I didn't get chance to read it yet but I am so sure this book would be certainly a helpful guide for all the teen's parents or would be teen's parents like me.