This book will make you really think about how you handle your issues with your teenager. Very helpful advice. Makes parents look at themselves first and then look at their teen through different eyes. I'm learning a lot.
Age of Opportunity is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to raise children in the atmosphere and environment of a "redemptive community" (i.e., with the same kind of balanced love, grace, mercy, and discipline that God uses with us). The author does a great job applying biblical principle over psychological theory. Once more, the emphasis on raising a spiritually healthy child over and above a mentally or emotionally healthy child (equating the child's spiritual health to all the above) is refreshing. Of-course, as with any book on this topic, you must read Age of Opportunity with a certain amount of biblical discernment. However, the overwhelming amount of biblically practical, applicable and useful information far outweighs the few spots that may leave you guessing. Overall, a great asset to your library and a wonderful addition to your teen-rearing resources!
This is the absolute best book I have read on parenting teens. I love Mr. Tripp's positive and Biblical approach to journeying with our kids. I have been greatly challenged and encouraged by reading this book.