Parenting Your Teen and Loving It: Being the Mom Your Kid Needs

Parenting Your Teen and Loving It: Being the Mom Your Kid Needs

by Susie Davis

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Overview

Moms know: it's never been tougher to be the parent of a teenager. Slammed doors. Cell phones and Facebook. Surging hormones. How can a mom build a great relationship with her teen? With humor and biblical wisdom, Susie Davis guides frazzled moms through the stormy teen years. This seasoned mother of three shows how to effectively influence teens without irritating them, offers scriptural help for tough situations, and shares prayers and promises from Scripture that will encourage even the most discouraged moms. Readers will discover how to set reasonable limits and cultivate fair-minded expectations. Mothers will gain better perspective on a teen's emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development, while learning to become the mom God designed them to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441204059
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

Susie Davis is the author of several books and is a popular retreat and conference speaker. She is founder and director of Susie Davis Ministries (www.susiedavisministries.com) and has a passion for helping others develop God-centered relationships. With her husband, Will, she co-founded Austin Christian Fellowship in Austin, Texas, where he serves as senior pastor and she frequently teaches. They have three children: Will III (21), Emily (18), and Sara (15).
Susie Davis is an author and a national speaker. She is a frequent platform speaker for Virtuous Reality Ministries, an event, resource and web-based ministry to girls ages eight to eighteen and their mothers. A sought-after speaker for other events such as retreats, conferences, and workshops, Susie also team teaches with her husband Will, the senior pastor at Austin Christian Fellowship (founded by Will and Susie in 1993). Susie and Will have three children. Susie is the author of The Time of Your Life: Finding God's Rest in Your Busy Schedule, and is a collaborator for both TeenVirtue 2: A Girl's Guide to Relationships with Vicki Courtney and Teen Confidential. She served as managing editor for virtuousreality.com and is currently a contributing writer to virtuousreality.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Section 1 A Purposeful Mom

1 Missing in Action That Teen Is No Longer Your Baby 15

2 A Proven Parenting Plan The Relationship Strategy 23

3 Stress-Free Parenting From Fear to Faith 35

Section 2 A Practical Mom

4 Majoring in the Minors Keeping a Level Head about Your Expectations 51

5 Laying Down the Law Rules for Your Teen's Life 61

6 One Wise Mother Redefining the War on Culture 77

7 Exorcizing Emotionalism Tips for Regaining Control 93

8 Overbooked Helping Your Teen Manage School Stress 107

9 Mothering Teenage Sons Understanding the Process of Boys to Men 121

10 Mothering Teenage Daughters A Map to the Heart of the Matter 137

11 A Teen in Trouble Keeping It Together When Life's Falling Apart 153

Section 3 A Passionate Mom

12 Passionate Living Lighting a Fire for Loving God 169

13 Prayers That Make a Difference Becoming Fluent in God-ese 183

14 The Final Exam Learning to Let Go 195

Notes 203

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