Shepherding teens is an opportunity to see the blessing of the Lord’s fruit in their lives. Your teens will let you down – and you’ll let them down, too! But it is worth it is actively stay in the fight as you prepare to launch them into the world. Ultimately, they belong to the Lord, and at the end of our parenting journey, we want to be able to say that we have shepherded them well.
Dr. James Dobson on Amazon -Founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produced his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard by more than 200 million people every day. A licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child counselor, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development. The author of more than 30 books, including his most recent bestseller, Bringing Up Boys, he has been heavily involved in governmental activities related to the family.
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens -Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues that affect parents and their teenage children during the often-chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication and learn and grow with their teens.
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J Bradley – Reminding parents that you can’t relate to a crazy teen the same way you relate to a rational adult, Bradley tells readers how to navigate the adolescent minefield.
Sticking With Your Child by Joe White -Is there a chasm growing between you and your teen? Whether your adolescent is a major prodigal or a minor problem, don’t give up! Your relationship is everything, and it’s never too late to start mending it. In Sticking with Your Teen, you’ll take an honest look at the way you parent. You’ll discover creative, schedule-friendly ways to get closer to your son or daughter. You’ll see why teens turn distant and defiant and receive the encouragement and hope every parent needs to draw closer to his or her adolescent.
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