Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World

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Your teens live in another world. They encounter different sorts of challenges than you did. But you can learn how to help them navigate our increasingly superficial, politicized, and performance-driven world.

Authors Chap and Dee Clark are not only youth and family experts, they're also parents. In Disconnected, they put their years of research and experience to work to help you understand your teen. This up-to-date, realistic book doesn't ignore the harsh realities of ...

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Overview

Your teens live in another world. They encounter different sorts of challenges than you did. But you can learn how to help them navigate our increasingly superficial, politicized, and performance-driven world.

Authors Chap and Dee Clark are not only youth and family experts, they're also parents. In Disconnected, they put their years of research and experience to work to help you understand your teen. This up-to-date, realistic book doesn't ignore the harsh realities of adolescent life. It describes how things have changed since you were a teen and gives you ways to build your relationship with your teens while instilling in them the values they need to thrive in a MySpace world.

"Chap and Dee Clark are two of the world's experts on parenting teens. This will be the book I will pass out to parents of teens this year to give them insight and hope."--Jim Burns, president, HomeWord; author, Creating an Intimate Marriage and Confident Parenting

"The Clarks have written a compassionate and very practical resource that twenty-first-century parents will find both enlightening and encouraging."--Wayne Rice, cofounder, Youth Specialties; founder, Understanding Your Teenager Seminars

"As a youth worker, I'm thrilled to have this for my parents, but as a father of three teenagers, I'm more excited to have it for myself."--Doug Fields, pastor to students, Saddleback Church; author, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

"This book not only answers [life] questions but does so in practical, challenging, readable terms for parents--the most important 'youth workers' in the world."--Marv Penner, professor of youth and family studies, Briercrest College and Seminary

Chap Clark is professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the president of ParenTeen™ Seminars, senior editor of Youthworker Journal, and the author of over fifteen books, including Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Dee Clark is a family therapist and the coauthor of Let Me Ask You This and Daughters and Dads.

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Desperate for a book that will help parents guide their teens through the craziness of the contemporary world? The president of ParenTeen seminars, also a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, joins with his family therapist wife to offer faith-based advice.


—Graham Christian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801066283
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 781,590
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Chap Clark is professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the president of ParenTeen™ Seminars, senior editor of Youthworker Journal, and the author of over fifteen books, including Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers.

Dee Clark is a family therapist and the coauthor of Let Me Ask You This and Daughters and Dads.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     7
Introduction     9
Understanding Today's Adolescent Journey
Holding On for Dear Life: The Times, They Are A-Changin'     19
The Power of Love     27
Love That Connects     37
The History and Meaning of Growing Up     47
The Changing Nature of Every Child's Journey into Adulthood     60
Systemic Abandonment: Or, How Did We Get Here?     70
Parenting through the Seasons
The Five Tasks of Parenting     87
Parenting through the Seasons: Childhood     101
Parenting through the Seasons: Early Adolescence     114
Parenting through the Seasons: Midadolescence     132
Parenting through the Seasons: Late Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood     152
Six Longings of Today's Adolescents     163
Parenting as Partnership: The Three Levels of Partnership     178
Notes     195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    MySpace? Next the author will tell us how to protect our kids fr

    MySpace? Next the author will tell us how to protect our kids from the evils of the telegraph. Just laughable.

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