Parenting Today's Adolescent: Helping Your Child Avoid the Traps of the Preteen and Teen Years

Parenting Today's Adolescent: Helping Your Child Avoid the Traps of the Preteen and Teen Years

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by Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, Bruce Nygren
     
 

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Normally confident moms and dads grow weak-kneed when their children enter--gasp!--puberty. Barbara and Dennis Rainey, parents of six teenage or older children, map out the unfamiliar, demanding landscape of both pre-adolescence (ages 10-12), as well as the teen years that follow. "Preadolescence is when convictions are shaped; adolescence is when convictions are

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Normally confident moms and dads grow weak-kneed when their children enter--gasp!--puberty. Barbara and Dennis Rainey, parents of six teenage or older children, map out the unfamiliar, demanding landscape of both pre-adolescence (ages 10-12), as well as the teen years that follow. "Preadolescence is when convictions are shaped; adolescence is when convictions are tested," they advise parents. In Parenting Today's Adolescent the Raineys help children and parents build a satisfying relationship while forging a vision for a productive, God-honoring life-before, during, and after adolescence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418517052
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
03/03/2002
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
920 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife and co-hosts the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and author ofParenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.

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Parenting Today's Adolescent: Helping Your Child Avoid the Traps of the Preteen and Teen Years 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
E_Rhoads More than 1 year ago
I wish I had found this book a few years ago before my daughter hit the teen years. There is so much good information to help guide your children through the difficult issues in the teen years. The best time to start is when they are younger and still listen to you. This book will help you lay a good foundation for helping them make good decisions when the issues are more crucial.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a father of 5, including 3 girls, I found this challenging and inspiring. I realize I have work to do, that I can't pass off the 'sex stuff' to mom. This lists goals only Dad can acccomplish, and it provides practical steps to get there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may seem unrealistic to some, but for the parent who desires to give their kids the best tools to make wise decisions for the future it is invaluable! Worldly and spiritual threats are real and active, yet Christian parents need to know there is hope for their children. We have the privilege and responsibility of leading them in the right Way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very relevant for today's Christian parents who are trying to raise kids that will overcome the temptations of this world. My son is entering 8th grade and we're having some wonderful discussions on what lies ahead for him. The authors pass on their own experiences and advice. I need that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really helping me, as a parent of four. A must for every parent who wants to lead their child to 'the high moral ground.'
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Goes overboard with parental expectations. This is written by a man who cancelled his subscription to Sports Illustrated in 1976 when he got the swimsuit issue! (p. 156) He calls his daughters two year relationship with a boy (p. 121) 'All in all the relationship turned out to be very healthy. They dated for two years and never kissed.' Yet this same book warns about the radical homosexual element in our culture. His college age son Samuel has never kissed a girl and is waiting until 'I get to the alter.' (p. 90) Who would marry someone they've never even kissed? If you think this is a realistic and healthy way to expect your teen to act around the opposite sex you're dreaming.