Your teens live in a MySpace® world with different sorts of challenges than you faced. In Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World authors, parents, and family experts, Chap and Dee Clark help you understand your teen. They describe how things have changed since you were a teenager and offers you ways to build your relationship with your teens while instilling in them the values they need to survive and thrive in their world.
Parents worry they don't have the understanding or training to be able to care for their kids in a world that is increasingly superficial, politicized, and performance driven. Disconnected makes the concepts and strategies described in the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers accessible to parents. After the overwhelming response to Hurt, authors Chap and Dee Clark here equip parents with an up-to-date, realistic parenting book that doesn't ignore the harsh realities of adolescent life. It builds a foundation for parents by describing exactly how things have changed, takes them through the various developmental stages their children go through, and gives them workable paradigms for parenting.
Chap Clark is professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the president of ParenTeen™ Seminars, senior editor of Youthworker Journal, and the author of over fifteen books, including Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers.
Dee Clark is a family therapist and the coauthor of Let Me Ask You This and Daughters and Dads.