Defiant, out-of-control teenagers are holding families hostage to their selfish demands. It would be easy to judge the parents of these teens as ineffective, and even easier to label the kids as bad seeds, the symbols of a self-centered generation. But the truth is that even solid, Christ-focused families are not immune to the turmoil created by rebellious teenagers. Every day, family counselors across the country see well-intentioned parents who are driven to their wits' end by the daily struggle against their children's unmanageable behavior, desperate for a shred of hope that things can change. They also see teenagers whose lives hold great promise, but who need help navigating their way to maturity. In Toe to Toe with Your Teen, Dr. Jimmy Myers offers fresh hope to disheartened parents who are doubtful that they can make a difference in their teen's life. He lays out proven, specific strategies to help parents put a stop to unruly behavior, exert their God-given authority, and parent their teen to success.
Jimmy Myers, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor who works with teenagers and their families. He is the owner and director of The Timothy Center, a unique counseling practice in Austin, Texas, that focuses on helping individuals and families find God's solutions to life's challenges. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor in the master's programs of Liberty University and Howard Payne University. Previously a youth minister at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Dr. Myers has spent more than twenty-five years writing, ministering, and speaking nationwide on the subjects of discipleship, teenage life and Christian parenting. Myers and his wife, Beth, are the parents of three children.