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 ofParenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.