FS Extra👣 Read this list of advice for teens (50 rules)

Published: Sun, 05/29/22

This book contains perfect (however, very old fashioned and much of it outdated) advice for teens.  I’ll let you decide what’s still appropriate and relevant today. You might find that a few are quite sexist or offensive. Regardless, they are still interesting to read through, if only from a historic perspective.

In the words of Charles J. Sykes, he offers fifty life lessons that are not included in the self-esteem laden, reality-light curriculum of most schools. Here are truths about what kids will encounter in the world post-schooling and ideas for how parents can reclaim lost ground, not with pep talks and touchy-feely negotiations, however with honesty and respect.

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Click here to read Sykes’s frank, funny and tough minded 50 rules


This list of 50 is a list of the chapter headings for Charles' complete 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School book.

In a video, added at the top of the page, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. That talk has been a favorite of mine for a time and I figured that, at this post with advice for teens, it is the perfect place to include it for you to enjoy also.

At the time I posted this list of 50, Charles J. Sykes was senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and a talk show host at WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Charles has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and is the author of six previous books: A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The Hollow Men, The End of Privacy and 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School.


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