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Parenting Today's Adolescent Helping Your Child Avoid the Traps of the Preteen and Teen Years

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ISBN-10: 0785265104

ISBN-13: 9780785265108

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, Bruce Nygren

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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.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 3/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Bruce Nygren, senior editor and writer for the book division of FamilyLife Ministry, has spent his entire professional career in publishing-related activities. He first worked for the Des Moines, Iowa, Register and Tribune newspapers. Following that, he entered the book publishing industry, where he has worked continuously since 1977. He holds a B.A. in Social Science from the University of North Dakota and a M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University. He lives in Colorado with his family.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
From the Golden Years Through the Perils of Puberty
Stepping Through Traps: What Children and Their Parents Face Today
Mining Ore During the Golden Years: Never Underestimate Your Child's Potential
If We Had Just Thirty Minutes of Your Time: Seven Priorities for the Effective Parent
Stepping Around Snares
The Traps of Adolescence: Preparing a Child for the Journey of a Lifetime
Trap 1: Peer Pressure: Friends Are Major Players in Shaping Your Child's Values
Trap 2: Sex (Part One): Set Your Standards High
Trap 2: Sex (Part Two): Mom and Dad Need to Teach "Sex Ed"
Trap 3: Dating: Keeping on the Path to Innocence and Purity
Trap 4: "Attitude": Checking Pride and Rebellion During Adolescence
Trap 5: Media: Plucking Pearls from a Mountain of Garbage
Trap 6: Unresolved Anger: Harmony and Peace Sure Beat the Alternatives
Trap 7: Appearance: The State of the Heart, Not the Haircut, Is the Goal
Trap 8: Deceit: There's No Substitute for Integrity
Trap 9: Substance Abuse: Trying to Find Happiness in All the Wrong Places
Trap 10: Busyness: Life Is Good When Parents and Children Sl-o-o-o-w Down
Trap 11: The Tongue: Words Can Hurt or Heal
Trap 12: Mediocrity: If It's Worth Doing, It's Worth Doing Right
Trap 13: Pornography: Stop the Spread of Slime in Your Home
Trap 14: False Gods: Learning to Cling to the True God
Prayerfully Persevere
Will Adolescence Ever End?: Yes! And Life Is Good!
Understanding Puberty
Recommended Resources
Notes
Index
About the Authors