What do you do when your teen uses foul language? Or dabbles in the occult? Search this accessible, encouraging resource for biblical insights and solutions! Answering 101 questions from real parents, a team of youth ministry experts addresses common areas of concern. Covers home life, emotions, sexuality, discipline, drugs and alcohol, appearance, school, friends, and more.
You have one of the toughest and most important jobs out there: raising teenagers. Their reputation precedes them: cluttered rooms, changing moods, curfew wars and confusing relationships haunt the dreams of parents well before their oldest child hits adolescence. Wayne Rice, founder of Understanding Your Teenager, has compiled more than a hundred of the most common concerns that parents bring to him, questions like
- How should I respond when my daughter is disrespectful?
- When is it appropriate for teenagers to start dating?
- What do I do when my son refuses to go to church?
- My kids asked me if I ever used drugs. Should I tell the truth or lie about it?
In There's a Teenager in My House
a team of youth ministry experts including
- Mark DeVries
- Duffy Robbins
- David Olshine
- Tim Smith
- Jim Green
- Marv Penner
- Kendra Smiley
- Dave Veerman
who offer practical, wise answers based on their years of experience ministering to (and raising) teenagers. The teenage years are tough on parents. They're tough on kids too. But with the helpful insights you'll find in There's a Teenager in My House,
you can endure--and even enjoy--this exciting season of your child's life.
Wayne Rice is the founder of Understanding Your Teenager, an organization that has provided resources for parents of teens and pre-teens since 1989 (now part of HomeWord.) Wayne currently creates and conducts parenting seminars for HomeWord and speaks at conferences and training events for parents, youth workers and Christian leaders. For two years he has served as a professor of youth ministry at San Diego Christian College and is currently an associate faculty member at Bethel Theological Seminary in San Diego.Rice is also the co-founder (with Mike Yaconelli) of Youth Specialties, a non-denominational organization which provides resources and training for youth workers. During his twenty-five years at Youth Specialties he developed the National Youth Workers Convention, the National Resource Seminar for Youth Workes and served as editor of and the series. His other books include and (an ECPA Gold Medallion winner). With Ken Davis, he created the video curriculum An accomplished musician, Rice has played and recorded albums with several different bluegrass bands. He currently hosts weekly on KSON in San Diego.
A great gift for youth workers to give parents and a valuable resource for youth workers in navigating those awkward conversations with parents about almost anything. Adolescence is rough on kids and parents. This book can help smooth out some of those rough spots.
Rock-solid help for worried parents.