Engaging Your Teen's World: Understanding What Today's Youth Are Thinking, Doing, and Watching

Engaging Your Teen's World: Understanding What Today's Youth Are Thinking, Doing, and Watching

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"Netflix and chill," "broccoli," and LGBTTQQIAAP+. If you don't know what these words and phrases really mean to your teen, you are not alone. The verbal terrain of today's youth can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes requires a guide--a culture translator to help parents of teens decipher the codes and unlock the doors to an ongoing conversation about faith and life.

David Eaton and Jeremiah Callihan
provide just that in Engaging Your Teen's World, teaching you how to maintain open communication about everything from relationships to technology and media in order to help teens grow in their faith and successfully deal with difficult issues. Eaton and Callihan bring a wealth of frontline experience, sharing a big-picture view of your teen's world and how to interact with it, followed by more specific information on
· what your teen is thinking, doing, and watching
· conversations about sex, gender, porn, sexting, and drugs
· being a missionary to your teen
· and much more

Despite the many challenges facing teens and their parents, this frank, insightful, and practical book offers a hopeful view toward the long-term goals of your relationship with your teen and for their relationship with the Lord.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493425273
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/18/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 578,213
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Eaton and Jeremiah Callihan are the cofounders of Axis, a nonprofit that helps more than 200,000 parents and teenagers a month communicate and understand each other at the intersection of tech, pop culture, and the Gospel. Find out more at www.axis.org.
David Eaton (www.axis.org) cofounded Axis because of his passion to see the good news about Jesus transform students, families, culture, and the world. As CEO, David collaborates with the Axis team, sharing the vision with friends of Axis and creating content. David has led partnerships between Axis and FamilyLife, MOPS, Young Life, Youth for Christ, Focus on the Family, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the Association of Christian Schools International, Compassion International, Moody Radio, and others. He has been featured on FamilyLife Today and contributed to Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book The Art of Parenting. David and his family live in Colorado Springs.
Jeremiah Callihan (www.axis.org) is the CEO and cofounder of Axis, leading the vision, strategy, product development, and execution of the plan to reach as many families as possible with the Gospel. It's Jeremiah's passion to equip caring adults to be the best possible missionaries and spiritual guides to the next generation. Seeing lifetime conversations between parents and their kids that lead to lifelong faith in Jesus is what motivates Jeremiah every day.

Jeremiah lives in Colorado and has been married for fifteen years to his best friend, Kim. They're in the midst of one conversation with each of their four amazing kids. When he isn't playing catch or board games or on the trampoline with his kids, Jeremiah might be eating French toast, playing basketball, watching football, or reading a great book somewhere outside, with inspirational music in the background.

Table of Contents

Introduction: We Know You Care 9

Section 1 Why Engaging Your Teen's World Matters

1 You Are a Third-Way Parent 13

2 The Most Important Conversation 23

3 Your Wisdom, Their Wonder 37

4 Conversation: The Hunger for WITH 51

5 Translating Culture 58

6 Missionaries Cleverly Disguised as Parents 72

Section 2 How to Engage with Your Teen

7 Cultivating a Heart Connection 79

8 Two Types of Conversations 88

Section 3 Topics You Need to Engage with Your Teen

9 The New Sex Talk 99

10 Smartphones 107

11 Video Games 120

12 College 139

13 Depression and Anxiety 156

14 Drugs 168

Section 4 What Now?

15 You Can Do It! 179

Recommended Resources 195

Acknowledgments 198

Notes 201

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