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Dater’s ED Review And Giveaway

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Dater's ED

I am so thankful for the opportunity I got to review Dater’s ED The Instruction Manual For Parents by Lisa Jander. Let me give you the blurb from the book before I tell you how much I enjoyed it.

Very few students fail Driver’s Ed – millions fail at dating.

Today’s traffic report: your 6th grader is accelerating toward the dating highway without a permit. Your 17-year-old is stalled at a relationship intersection baffled by which way to turn.

What will you do to keep your kid off the cement wall of a dating disaster?

Sweet sixteen and revved up to date. Do you hand your student the keys and say, “Okay, honey, you’ve reached the Legal Dating Age. Have fun!”? How does a child earn a license to date?

Dater’s Ed is to dating what Driver’s Ed is to driving. Need a dating curriculum to steer your child safely through the relationship fog? Lisa Jander takes an intelligent, innovative, and humorous look at the important role parents must play in their child’s dating education. Adapting the Driver’s Ed manual, she expands 17 driving analogies, using everyday car and driving examples to teach parents how to reduce dating injuries. “Hold your horsepower there fella! I don’t think you’re firing on all cylinders.”

Learn how to shift gears if a student is Dating Under the Influence. Recognize dating Emergencies and Hazards. Turn common street signs into dating lessons. Endorse a Qualified Dating Instructor and assemble a Pit Crew to keep your students from crashing and burning.

Who should read this book?

ANY parent, ANYwhere that has children of ANY age.

Buckle up, parents. It’s the Law of Attraction. Do you have complete confidence in your own proving grounds? Unless you have a test track for dating in your backyard, this book is a must.

Save your student from a dating collision – Your window of opportunity is smaller than a garage door.

Lisa Jander

Lisa Jander is a Certified Life Coach, CTACC, public speaker and former director of a dating service in California. As the mother of two teens and surrogate to hundreds more, “Mama J” shares her unique relationship insights with her readers. Her powerful seminars and interactive workshops provide parents and students with creative tools to navigate the relationship highway.

You can reach order your copy of “Dater’s Ed” online at www.DatersEd.com.

Let me just say that this book came to me at the perfect time, my 16 year old son (who has been “dating” for a year) has just learned that he will have his heart ripped from his chest and stomped on (his words) when his girlfriend has to move 40 minutes away. This is just one of his issues with dating, and in return our issues, as my husband and I are left dealing with him, the aftershock of a argument and everything in between.

In the beginning, I tried to tell him that he just wasn’t ready to be dating. He proved me wrong by making it last more than a year now. But I really needed this book to help me touch on subjects that I didn’t know how to even bring up. He is always weirded out by talking to me about stuff like that. And I of course want him to have a better go of it than I did. Same with my daughters…..ugh, that is thankfully far away, or at least 6 years, by which time I WILL be reading this book again to brush up on everything!

I really loved this book and it touched on so many topics that I found very interesting, like how blogs play a very big part in finding out about the type of person your child wants to date. I recommend this book to ALL parents in preparation for your children hitting the dating age. And Lisa has been kind enough to donate one of her great books for me to give away to one Dirty Shirt reader. Please see rules below:

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments how far off you are to your children dating and what you may be worried about when they do start (if you already have kids that have started dating tell me one thing you have learned so far, any help we can all get is much appreciated :) ) (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
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  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog and to the Dater’s ED website.

This giveaway will run through midnight on January 29, with winner being announced the morning of  January 30. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and submitted to PRIZEYWinners as well as notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


58 Responses to “Dater’s ED Review And Giveaway”
  1. Jennifer says:

    My oldest is 16, so anytime and my twins are 2 years away. Even though they have had a lot of education and numerous talks, I fear emotions will lead them to making bad decisions when it comes to sex.

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  6. Jesica says:

    My oldest is 10 – so about 6 years until she can date. I’m terrified that I’m not going to be able to teach her boundaries and self-respect – since I was never taught these things.

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  7. Jesica says:

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  8. Clenna Emery says:

    I would give the book to my duaghter who has 3 kids, ages almost 8, almost 10 and 11 months!

    As a grammy, I would suggest to parents that they always be around, to double check on where kids go and what they do, and to help them make wise decisions by discussing options.

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  10. Ursula says:

    My 16 year old daughter has been dating, but I have been very fortunate with her as she does not like to get close to her boyfriends and is firm with her limits. However, my 12 yr old son just asked me last night if he could go on a date. He’s the one I’m worried about. I want to make sure he treats his dates with respect. Any help I can get would be great.

  11. Ursula says:

    I subscribe.

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  13. Misty says:

    my daughter is 4 and has had one little boyfriend. of course its nothing to serious until they started touching each other. i guess its expected at this age. ummm… when she gets older im concerned about her understanding the dangers of diseases and all that.

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  16. Amy L says:

    My son only just turned two at the end of Novemmber so I figure I have at least 13 or 14 years. I worry that he will get hurt. I really want him to meet one girl and fall in love and vice versa and have it last a lifetime so he’ll never get hurt but I know that’s unrealistic.

  17. Amy L says:

    I’m subscribed…

  18. Jackie says:

    Oh my…I’d love to read this book. My oldest daughter is l7 and has a boyfriend. My younger daughter is almost 14 and has a boyfriend…but we keep close tabs on both girls. We talk a lot, but I still get nervous about them having sex or going a little to far….

  19. Jackie says:

    I subscribe

  20. Lisa Jander says:

    This is some great stuff Jennifer! Thanks for the review.
    Just a note about the men – they love this book with all the car stuff – great way for dads to relate especially to their girls.

    Buckle up!
    Lisa Jander
    Dater’s Ed

  21. ellen cunningham says:

    My son is definitely going to be a ladies’ man so I’ll need this. Thanks for the chance.

  22. angie says:

    I have a daughter who is 14 and dates already thinking no one knows… and my son is 12 and has secret gifrlfriends also! Grr… I don’t like any of it! But I have been struggling with the “magic dating age” because I am definitely worrying about becoming a grandmother before my time! So I think this book would help all of us!


  23. Stephanie Metzger says:

    my friend desperately needs this

  24. Valerie M says:

    they already are – I’ve got an easy going attitude and they seem to be making wise choices

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  28. Tia says:

    My oldest is 9 years old and right now he is really not interested in anything but hockey. However, my biggest worry about him starting dating is that he won’t be open and honest with me and whether good or bad, I want to keep our lines of communication open.

  29. Tia says:

    I am a subscriber.

  30. reeva says:

    My stepdaughter is 11 so she’s getting antsy about boys and all things ‘girly’. She thinks i’m “cool” so we have “girltalk” when she’s over. I dont want to handle any sex questions lol.

    This would be great to read.

  31. angie says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  32. Angie P says:

    My daughter is almost 13. Yikes. I am much closer to the whole ‘dating thing’ than I’d like. I need this.

  33. Annmarie says:

    Although I’m still a bit far off the dating scene with my 9-yr old daughter, the subject of boys seems to be coming up more & more. I just want to be prepared and this book looks like a wonderful one to have!

  34. Annmarie says:

    I’m a subscriber!

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  38. wanda says:

    Oh my goodness! PERFECT TIMING!!!!!

    I have 3 teens. My oldest, a senior who is 18 has finally started dating (October) a girl in another town. They are both very good kids and devoted to purity and following God’s rule for dating/spouse hunting.
    Then my almost 16 year old daughter is in the first week of her FIRST boyfriend. He is a friend of the girl my son is dating.
    My youngest…14..has had several crushes but no TLF stuff.
    I would love this book!

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  39. Dina says:

    I have a preschooler – so I hope I am at least 10 years away from the dating phase! However, I’d love to read this book to prepare myself.

  40. Dina says:

    I am a subscriber.

  41. Dina says:

    Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

  42. Carolyn D. says:

    My oldest girl is 12, the next daugher is 11 and my son is eight. My oldest doesn’t yet care for boys, the 11 year old is boy crazy, but they don’t care for her, (Thank God) and my son loves the ladies and they love him. I worry most about the oldest, because she is such a people pleaser. That can be a problem!

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  43. Tina hartley says:

    please enter me

  44. DianaD says:

    I”ve found if you verbally disapprove of a friend they seem to like they will lean in that direction even more.

    Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway

  45. Sarah Barnes says:

    Wow! I am pretty close to this subject. I have four kids, two of which are close to the dating age. My 14 year old is “going out” with his cousin’s best friend. They do not go to the same school, they do not attend the same church, they don’t even really see each other more than 1 time a week. My goal is to keep them from “dating” until 16. I could really use the help on this subject. I just want to keep them from dating for as long as I possibly can.

    This is a great giveaway!

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  46. Sarah Barnes says:

    I am a subscriber to both!

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    I follow you on Twitter!

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  49. Sarah Barnes says:

    I tweeted the Dater’s Ed giveaway at http://twitter.com/BarneofGrace

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  50. Sarah Barnes says:

    I have blogged about the Dater’s Ed giveaway linking it to your blog at http://ourbarnesofgrace.blogspot.com/

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  51. Sarah Barnes says:

    I have blogged about the Dater’s Ed giveaway with a link to Dater’s Ed, http://ourbarnesofgrace.blogspot.com/

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  52. sandra kao says:

    hopefully i’m at least 12 years from my boys dating. i’m planning on letting my husband deal with those matters because i’m not well versed in dating

  53. I have custody of my 15-year old nephew and we are literally on the verge of dating…he just got his first “girlfriend.” So – we are there!

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