Raising a Teenager: Parents and the Nurturing of a Responsible Teen

Raising a Teenager: Parents and the Nurturing of a Responsible Teen

by Don Elium
     
 

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Just the idea of adolescence provokes more dread, more worry, and more confusion than any other stage of childhood—which is why we are so excited about the Elium's newest parenting book. This is not a cynical survival guide. RAISING A TEENAGER is an honest, beautifully written exploration of the issues facing parents of teens today, with practical, realistic

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Just the idea of adolescence provokes more dread, more worry, and more confusion than any other stage of childhood—which is why we are so excited about the Elium's newest parenting book. This is not a cynical survival guide. RAISING A TEENAGER is an honest, beautifully written exploration of the issues facing parents of teens today, with practical, realistic solutions.

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Library Journal
This guide encourages a broad and gentle approach to parenting teens. The book covers little new ground as a practical parenting tool, instead parroting expertise found in the Q&A sections of books like John Rosemond's Teen Proofing (LJ 11/15/98). The writing is often dramatic (teens are on a constant "search for truth") and contradictory (computer games are alternately "life negating" and "lifelines"); such issues like sexuality, drugs, and work are covered superficially. The Eliums (Raising a Family: Living on Planet Parenthood, LJ 5/15/97) also encourage consideration of alternative parenting techniques; few techniques are clearly explored, however. For example, frequent mention of the Waldorf method does not include consideration of its root belief system, theosophy. Interested parents will be compelled to find more detail elsewhere. Readers interested in developing a theoretical parenting philosophy may find useful information, but few will learn helpful, practical suggestions for day-to-day parenting. For larger public libraries with strong parenting collections only.--Douglas C. Lord, Hartford P.L., CT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890878989
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,232,438
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

DON ELIUM is a marriage, family, and child counselor in private practice. He works extensively with men and women in recovery from the post-traumatic stress of childhood abuse with a special interest in healing the wounds of father/daughter relationships.
As a transpersonal education and workshop leader, JEANNE ELIUM challenges parents to put aside limiting stereotypes and gender roles in order to see their child through a wider lens. Both Jeanne and her husband Don are known for their powerful seminars that have brought healing to thousands of individuals and families.

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