And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens

And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens

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by Susan Alexander Yates
     
 

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The bestselling author of And Then I Had Kids offers encouragement and guidance to parents of teens and preteens. Drawing from her experiences raising five teenagers, she offers parents a unique blend of insight, compassion, and advice. Yates empathizes with parents and, at the same time, helps them consider their teenagers' perspectives and needs.  See more details below

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The bestselling author of And Then I Had Kids offers encouragement and guidance to parents of teens and preteens. Drawing from her experiences raising five teenagers, she offers parents a unique blend of insight, compassion, and advice. Yates empathizes with parents and, at the same time, helps them consider their teenagers' perspectives and needs.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The author, a mother of five and columnist for Today's Christian Woman, expands upon the advice in another of her books, And Then I Had Kids (W Publishing Group, 1996). Both titles examine the issues of parenting from the Christian perspective, with this new volume discussing the more complex issues that confront preteens and adolescents. The topics covered are typical:problems with communication;building trust;fighting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex;and giving kids more responsibility. The advice is sound and dispensed in a light-hearted, humorous way. Most parents will find comfort in seeing their own child's universal complaints reflected almost word for word. The book wraps up with chapters about choosing the right college and preparing for dormitory life. The author definitely adds a heavy dose of morality and faith to the mix. She suggests Bible scriptures for both the parent and teen to reflect upon when facing each dilemma. The Yates family generally advocates the use of rather tight parental reins to protect kids from a culture it sees as increasingly promiscuous. Most suggested activities revolve around an active church life. Readers who are involved in Christian parenting likely are familiar with other titles written by the author, her husband, and even one of her children. This book should prove popular particularly to those looking for manuals that celebrate wholesome family values and faith-centered living. Source Notes. Appendix. 2001, Baker Books, 208p, $12.99 Trade pb. Ages Adult. Reviewer:Kevin Beach—VOYA, December 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585584871
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
296 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Alexander Yates is the author of several books and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences and live in Falls Church, Virginia.
Susan Alexander Yates is the author of several books and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences and live in Virginia.

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And Then I Had Teenagers 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has shown me a lot of courage through times of need with my 13 year old daughter. She has just gotten into the stage where she talks back and we are all wrong except her. This is a good read and very educational and spiritual as well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so stupid it does not even decribe a preteen i would know i am one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@wildpreteens
FairlyOddMother More than 1 year ago
Christian drivel.