When and how should you begin to prepare your child and yourself for the turbulent teenage years? According to bestselling authors Dennis and Barbara Rainey, it's never too early--or too late--to start. In this book, the Rainey's draw from their own experiences raising six children, teaching hundreds of preadolescents in Sunday school, and speaking with parents throughout America to provide them a mapped-out plan for adolescence.
Normally confident moms and dads grow weak-kneed when their children enter--gasp!--puberty. Barbara and Dennis Rainey, parents of six teenage or older children, map out the unfamiliar, demanding landscape of both pre-adolescence (ages 10-12), as well as the teen years that follow. "Preadolescence is when convictions are shaped; adolescence is when convictions are tested," they advise parents. In Parenting Today's Adolescent the Raineys help children and parents build a satisfying relationship while forging a vision for a productive, God-honoring life-before, during, and after adolescence.
Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife and co-hosts the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and author of Parenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.
Barbara Rainey is the author and designer of Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember. She and Dennis have co-authored several best-selling books, including Starting Your Marriage Right, Moments Together, Parenting Today's Adolescent, and Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem.
Bruce Nygren, senior editor and writer for the book division of FamilyLife Ministry, has spent his entire professional career in publishing-related activities. He first worked for the Des Moines, Iowa, Register and Tribune newspapers. Following that, he entered the book publishing industry, where he has worked continuously since 1977. He holds a B.A. in Social Science from the University of North Dakota and a M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University. He lives in Colorado with his family.
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