Losing Control & Liking It: How to Set Your Teen (and Yourself) Free  -     By: Tim Sanford
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Losing Control & Liking It: How to Set Your Teen (and Yourself) Free

Focus on the Family / 2008 / Paperback

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Do you believe it's a parent's job to make your kids turn out right? Have you turned your home into a fortress, multiplied the rules or jumped in to "fix" things the moment your teenager made a poor choice? Do you wear yourself out with worry - and alienate your child to boot? The truth is that you can't make your kids turn out right. It's not even your job. In fact, your real role as a parent is much more rewarding and doable. Experienced counselor and parent Tim Sanford shows you how to give up your fears about your teenager's future - and the control you never really had. You'll discover the truth about how God parents His children - the truth that can turn your home from a battleground to a birthplace of freedom for you and your teen.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Focus on the Family
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1589974816
ISBN-13: 9781589974814

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Parents of teens—especially Christian ones—know only too well that many sons and daughters abandon the “straight and narrow” when they hit adulthood. The pressure on these parents to make their kids turn out right is enormous. Sometimes this pressure can lead parents to think they have to control their kids. Losing Control and Liking It offers parents relief of a burden they were never meant to carry and will help build family relationships based on validation and nurturing instead of control.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Losing Control and Liking It
    August 21, 2014
    Quality: 5
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    Do you have teenage children? Are you a control freak? Having 9 children, I have read a few parenting books, but this book is tops on my list. I love my children and want them to turn out "right". Who am I to think that God is not big enough to handle my children? My job is to be obedient, do what He has asked and rest in His perfect control. If you want to discover the truth about how God parents His children, give it a read. ... And, for you classical educators, it has some great reasons why questions lead to great discussions in chapter 12.
  2. Alabama
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Valuable advice
    September 23, 2011
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wish I had read this book when my children were in the early teen years. Good practical examples on how to let go and give responsibility to your teenagers. It's hard to give up control and this book tells you how in a healthy way. I highly recommend this book to all of us "helicopter moms".
  3. Oregon
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    one point really has helped me
    April 7, 2011
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This book certainly has some good thought-provoking points. I have come away with one point that really rings in my head that will help me: Don't use rules to change attitude. I have been doing this very thing and found it wasn't working like I thought. Changing my own way of dealing with my teen and the comments I make to her and the respect I give her has been gradually changing things. I had made some changes some time ago after reading a different book that actually gave more specific ways of handling everyday conflicts. The reason I do not give this book more stars is that it seems to deal with more serious problems than I need to. I am a homeschool Mom so most of my conflicts deal with attitude issues around schooling and dealing with siblings. This book wasn't super helpful in this area. It seemed to focus on more serious issues. I want to deal with it before it is a serious problem. It is a good book though for those dealing with problems more likely to come up in a public school setting.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 27, 2010
    Danise Fairchild
    It was a great read. Common sensical fast read. I feel a bit more equipped to deal with my teenager.I plan to purchase a copy for my church library in the near future as well. That is how much I liked the book.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 16, 2010
    David Shelton
    This book is really giving me something to think about. Although I'm not completely finished with it, it has shown me to release my between-highschool-and -college -age-children more, to know I cannot MAKE them to things anymore. To know which battles to fight and to begin treating them more like adults. To not expect perfection. Mostly to show grace when they mess up...a hard lesson I'm learning. I know I'm going to like "losing control," because I can do it SOMETIMES and it feels good. I hope to master it soon, but for now I'm trying. Good stuff. I've recommended it to all my friends. We're all in the same boat and thinking of doing it as a Bible Study.
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