She's Almost a Teenager: Essential Conversations to Have Now

She's Almost a Teenager: Essential Conversations to Have Now


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A Guide to Meaningful Parent-Daughter Conversations

Your daughter is growing up. There are so many issues she'll face, such as body image, confusion about relationships, and taking ownership of her spiritual life. How do you connect with her on the things that are important to both of you? This structured approach to conversations and activities with your girl will make it easier to have those memorable times together. You'll find practical ways to encourage her in her faith, talk about the challenges she faces in school and with friends, and remind her that you love her dearly.

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ISBN-13: 9780764211362
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter and Heather Larson do premarital counseling, speaking events, and marriage education together in a variety of settings. Peter is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-developed the customized version of the widely used PREPARE/ENRICH couples assessment tool. Heather is associate director of Marriage Alive. Married for nearly 20 years, the Larsons have three school-aged children and live in Boulder, Colorado.

Coauthors David and Claudia Arp, founders of Marriage Alive, have written more than 30 books. Their 10 Great Dates seminar is popular across the U.S. and internationally. Frequently appearing in national media, the Arps have been married 50 years and live in Great Falls, Virginia. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Conversation 1 The Big-Picture Talk 19

Conversation 2 The Friends Talk 37

Conversation 3 The Academics Talk 53

Conversation 4 The Body Talk 69

Conversation 5 The Faith Talk 83

Conversation 6 The Boys Talk 97

Conversation 7 The Money Talk 113

Conversation 8 The Tech Talk 125

Bonus Activities: Project Thirteen and Birthday Boxes 143

Notes 165

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