How to Get Your Teen to Talk
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About "How to Get Your Teen to Talk"
Communication between parents and teens is at an all-time low. Besides marriage, this is the area where adults seem to struggle most. This user-friendly book will help readers get inside their teen's mind, showing them what turns today's teen on and off in terms of communication. Topics include: Ten Best Ways to Kill a Conversation, Language Barriers, Don't Be Afraid to Say No, and Gender Differences and Communication. How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You is chock-full of fresh ideas and simple techniques that will encourage teens to open up!
Meet the Authors
Connie Grigsby ýConnie Grigsby, a University of Oklahoma graduate, enjoys pointing others towards life's bottom line. With warmth and humor, she exhorts others to refuse to be content with ho-hum living. Grigsby is a popular teacher and speaker involved in women's and youth ministries. ýKent Julian ýKent Julian is the national director of the Christian and Missionary Alliance's Alliance Youth. He is a highly sought-after speaker for teenage and parent audiences who also writes for youth ministry magazines such as Youthworker, Group, and Junior High Ministry.
Kent Julian is a veteran youth worker, speaker, author, and founder of The Inside Out Youth Worker, a youth ministry training organization designed to empower youth workers to live and lead from the inside out (www.ioyw.com). He also is founder of Live It Forward (www.liveitforward.com), an organization that helps young professionals discover their life and career calling. He spends his free time with his wife, Kathy, and their three children. SPANISH BIO: Kent Julian es el Director Nacional para el Departamento de Jovenes de la lianza Cristiana Misionera en Estados Unidos. Es un experimentadoA
Excerpt from: How to Get Your Teen to Talk
HELP WANTED: PARENT OF TEEN
A Parental Job Description
The trouble with being a parent is
that by the time you&'re experienced&...you&'re unemployed.
The job description of a parent is to provide a secure environment that
champions solid standards.
Obviously, every kid at every age needs this. But with teens,
such an environment provides fertile ground for them to respect and
trust us, look to us for guidance, and talk more honestly and openly
So what does this haven of rest&-with unconditional love as its
This safe haven is framed with standards&-the plumb line by which
life is measured and the starting point for discerning right from wrong.
These standards provide the structure for everyday life. And in many
ways, they determine the very quality of life.
Do you ever wonder which standards you should champion? With
the glut of belief systems today, how do you know which standards
are best? Because the B