Reaching the Heart of Your Teen
A biblically-sound handbook for raising teens who can successfully survive adolescence in the 90s, Reaching the Heart of Your Teen effectively reminds moms and dads how to parent from the heart and build solid relationships that are rewarding. Holding fast...
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A biblically-sound handbook for raising teens who can successfully survive adolescence in the 90s, Reaching the Heart of Your Teen effectively reminds moms and dads how to parent from the heart and build solid relationships that are rewarding. Holding fast to the conviction that relationships between parents and children aren't limited to eighteen years-but can last a lifetime-Ezzo teaches how to build quality relationships that endure. Reaching the Heart of Your Teen is filled with practical examples to help moms and dads build bridges that will help them reach and establish lasting relationships with their teens.
PART 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEEN REBELLION^1. Caught Between Joy and Pain^2. What Is Rebellion?^3. The Myth of Adolescence^4. The Power of Relationship^^PART 2: REACHING THE HEART OF YOUR TEEN^5. The Key to Moral Maturity^6. Where Do I Begin?^7. Making Relationship a Family Affair^^PART 3: OPENING THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION^8. Learning to Say, "I Love You"^9. Why Teens Don't Talk or Listen^10. Mouth and Ear Coordination^^PART 4: MAINTAINING HEARTS^11. How to Say How^12. A Word of Encouragement^13. Disciplining Your Teen^14. The Discovery Continues^Notes^Subject Index p. 206^
REACHING THE HEART OF YOUR TEEN^Nurture relationship, not rebellion, with your teen^^To many parents, the word "adolescence" is synonymous with "rebellion." But, as parenting experts Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo reveal, there is an alternative to antagonistic parent-child relationships-a Bible-based alternative that leads to healthy teenage years characterized by positive family interactions, rather than disrespect, back talk, or experimentation with drugs and sex.^^- LEARN HOW TO MOVE PAST CURRENT STRUGGLES AND START OVER WITH CREDIBILITY^- FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PREVENT TEENAGE REBELLION IN THE FUTURE^- DETERMINE HOW TO BUILD A LASTING FRIENDSHIP WITH YOUR TEEN-STARTING TODAY!^- AND MORE!^^Discover life-changing principles that can help you to more effectively communicate, encourage, discipline, understand, and love your adolescent son or daughter. Make your family memories of the teen years ones you'll treasure, not regret.^^INCLUDES APPLICATION QUESTIONS AND SELF-TESTS FOR DETERMINING YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH QUOTIENT.^
Ezzo is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology and is executive director of Growing Families International. ý