Parenting the Wild Child
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In a recent statement, Kurt Andre of Vision New England, an interdenominational group said, "Youth ministries cannot raise children. It is parents, not youth workers, who are primarily responsible to disciple teenagers." The churches role will be to equip families and parents by "assisting, supporting, and educating them"^^Parenting Your Wild Child is part of that education. Written in the tide of sweeping changes that have come over youth culture in the past decade, the book provides the most up-to-date look at parent-child relationships available today. Written by Miles McPherson, renowned youth evangelist, who has been at the cutting edge of youth ministry for more than fifteen years, this his is a one-of-a-kind resource for readers facing that most difficult of problems: a rebellious teen.^ ^Parenting the Wild Child provides the help you need when you don't know where to turn. Teenagers of today are different from just a few years ago. Typical teen problems-chronic curfew breaking, defiant attitudes, drug use-still are common, but added to these are even more dangerous and alluring problems. Gangs, counterculture groups, and many more frightening behaviors are tearing teens right out of loving homes.^ ^McPherson's suggestion is to look at misbehavior as a cancer-a spiritual cancer. We all have the cellular capacity for cancer, but not everyone experiences the uncontrolled malignant growth. The same is true about teens and their behavior. And just as there are many cancer treatments, so are there many ways to "treat" rebellious teens. Providing biblically based hope and direction for you and your teens, Parenting the Wild Child strives to bring effective healing and wholeness to your family in a way that's never been seen before.
Rebellion. Drugs. Alcohol. Promiscuity. Antisocial behavior.Is your teenager caught in any of these destructive traps? Has it turned your home into a war zone? You've tried everything you can think of -- rules, bargaining, rewards, threats -- but nothing works. At least, not for long. And now you're tempted to give up.Before you surrender, know this: There's hope.Blending street-wise understanding with biblical truths, Miles McPherson presents uncommon guidance for parents who don't know where to turn. The goal isn't to "fix" your wayward teenager. Rather, you will learn how to help your child want to change his or her rebellious ways. The fact is, misbehavior is like cancer -- spiritual cancer. Everyone has the cellular capacity for cancer, but not everyone experiences uncontrolled cell growth. The same is true about teens and their behavior.
Miles McPherson is president and founder of Miles Ahead Ministries and speaks to hundreds of thousands of teens and adults each year. A former defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, Miles is a nationally known evangelist and the founder of The Rock Church, which meets at San Diego University. Miles and his wife make their home in San Diego with their three children. ýIn his ministry Miles has talked to young people from all walks of life???one-on-one and in youth rallies of thousands. He knows what makes them tick, especially rebellious teenagers. That's because he was one. As a junior