Trusted family life educators and seminar leaders David and Claudia Arp help frustrated parents discover the secrets of communicating with their teenage "cactus." Through the "four Rs" of regrouping, releasing, relating, and relaxing, the Arps help parents launch their almost-thirteen into the teen years, using the "Teenage Challenge" and yearly "Birthday Boxes." Other topics include choosing "majors and minors," promoting spiritual growth, and communicating when things have gone wrong. Formerly titled Almost 13.
This book helps parents and adolescents make a positive transition into the teenage years and then keep talking and relating to each other as teens moves toward adulthood.
Claudia Arp and David Arp, MSW, are founders and directors of Marriage Alive International, a ground-breaking ministry dedicated to providing resources and training to empower churches to help build better marriages and families. Their Marriage Alive seminar and 10 Great Dates program are popular across the U.S. and in Europe. The Arps have authored over 30 books including the 10 Great Dates series, No Time for Sex and the Gold Medallion Award-winning The Second Half of Marriage. Frequent contributors to print and broadcast media, the Arps have appeared as marriage experts on the NBC Today CBS This Morning, Public Television and Focus on the Family. Their work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. David and Claudia have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married sons and 8 grandchildren and live in Northern Virginia. Visit their website at www.marriagealive.com.
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