The world presents an unflattering, one-sided picture of teenagers -- rebellious, alienated, and hostile to adult guidance. Sadly, many Christian parents embrace this myth and refuse to provide the direction their teens hunger for. We want our sons and daughters to make godly choices, but we wrongly assume they have stopped listening to us. It's hard to know how to lead our changeable and unpredictable teens -- or if we should even try.
Even well-meaning parents believe the myth that teens do best when they experiment with life and learn from their mistakes. No approach could be more destructive. The stormy years of adolescence are the worst time for parents to back off. This is the time when bad friends, unharnessed emotions, rebellion, and a long list of irreparable mistakes could ruin your teen's life. More than ever, this is the time when sons and daughters need proactive and confident parents.
In Bold Parents, Positive Teens, Karen Dockrey separates popular myth from spiritual reality, showing parents how to love and guide their teenagers while addressing their greatest needs. No matter what a reader's parenting history, Bold Parents, Positive Teens shows how to get confidently back into the game -- and stay there.
This invaluable guidebook focuses on ten of the greatest challenges faced by teenagers today, to provide the clear direction and commonsense wisdom every parent needs for raising a successful and spiritually healthy teen.