Former TV Reporter Darryl Ross Tackles Teenage Issues in His New Book Titled, Be Extraordinary. He Reveals the Top Challenges Facing Teens that Every Parent Should Know

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Have you ever said, “it’s just a phase, they’ll grow out of it?” Don’t hold your breath. Teens act the way they do for a reason. Dealing with bullying, peer pressure, violence, and overall acceptance can be overwhelming. Former TV Reporter & Youth Motivational Speaker Darryl Ross releases his new book assisting teens to break through challenges and empower themselves to achieve success. Be Extraordinary - The Teenager’s Roadmap to Success equips pre-teens & teens with the latest tools, techniques, and strategies to achieve greatness. There are plenty of great books for teens on “what not to do!” Don’t do drugs. Don’t join gangs. Don’t be a bully. Be Extraordinary is a book for teens on…“what to do!” Being a high achiever is a choice. This book gives teenagers a roadmap to reach their dreams.

Darryl Ross provides practical applications to everyday problems on a level that not only teens can understand...but in ways that would make them want to be successful. Written in a positive, upbeat style!
Carol Sullivan-Middle School Principal

Former TV Reporter and Youth Motivational Speaker Darryl Ross has worked with pre-teens & teens for many years. In his new book Be Extraordinary-The Teenager's Roadmap to Success, he shares his own real life experiences and relevant information from numerous interviews with teenagers across the country. In addition, he reveals the top challenges facing teens and gives tips to parents on how to connect with teenagers. Darryl says, “most teenagers have 2 distinct versions of themselves. The first version can be challenging. This teenager thinks he or she knows it all and will say or do anything to be cool! They are only interested in not showing his or her vulnerability. But the other version of that exact same teenager needs you! They have goals, dreams, and are scared to death! It’s our jobs as adults to connect with teens, not make them…connect with us!”

Be Extraordinary teaches teens about effective goal setting, making good choices, how to get a job as a teenager, the power of attitude, how to overcome adversity, and much more! In addition, after each chapter there is a section for action steps so the reader can engage and write down their response. Be Extraordinary is a motivational resource giving teenagers a place to dream and grow.

Darryl Ross challenges teens to raise their own standards and not follow the crowd. He tackles the “Teenage Code.” What is it? Why do teens follow it? But most importantly, he shares why the “Teenage Code”…is a big lie! Darryl Ross believes that today’s teen has more challenges than ever before. This book gives practical and real-world advice on how to be successful teenagers.

Be Extraordinary is the perfect book for all teenagers, parents, and educators. Darryl Ross provides practical strategies for creating success!"
Mignonne Willis-Gray
YWCA National Capital Area

“Darryl Ross provides teenagers with tools to create a successful future. This book should get in the hands of all teenagers.”
Stacy Bevill
Fairfax County Government - Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

About Darryl Ross: Darryl Ross is a former fox 5 news reporter and one of the most requested youth motivational speakers. He’s appeared on PBS, E! Entertainment Channel, Travel Channel, and Fox 5 News Las Vegas. Darryl has worked with teens in Middle Schools, High Schools, At-Risk Teen Centers, and Youth Conferences. In addition, Darryl works with pre-teens, parents and educators using proven success principles, motivation, leadership, and real world strategies for high achievement. For more information on Darryl Ross please visit:

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