I had used the first cassette tapes of "Preparing for Adolescence" with my children when they are young. I was glad to see that they are available in CD form and updated for the next generation. I now bought the CDs to give to my grandchildren. I have not listened to the new version, but just gave it to our oldest grandchild to listen with her parents. All four of my children listened to the cassette tapes when they were younger and I appreciated the help from Dr. Dobson.
I 've listened to the first four cd's, so I haven't completed the series. I wanted to listen to them by myself, before I get my kids involved. As parents, I think we stumble through parenthood and we do the best we can. This program is such a great tool to help us, parents, guide our pre-adolescents, but also takes us back to those years when we were teenagers, and helps us relate to our kids even better. I have been recommending this program to parents at work and friends. I wish my parents would have been armed with this tool when I was growing up, it would have made things a lot easier for me.
My husband took our soon to be 13 year old out for the weekend and listened through all the CD's. It is a very helpful resource on how to talk to your teenager about the changes their body will be going through. It takes the burden off of the parent for how much and what type of information to give. I really like Dr. James Dobson and his way of presenting the information.
I have listened to the first and last CD and have planned a overnight get- away with my oldest daughter in a couple of weeks. She is twelve and in 7th grade. I am looking forward to this weekend and I think the CD's will be a great way to open up communication on the adolescence issues.