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
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

An honest and beautifully written exploration of the issues facing parents of teens today, with practical realistic solutions for problems encountered during the years between childhood and adulthood.  See more details below

Overview

An honest and beautifully written exploration of the issues facing parents of teens today, with practical realistic solutions for problems encountered during the years between childhood and adulthood.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780890879443
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.04(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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >