This book is aimed at helping parents of teenagers who want their children to be decent, caring people. It is for parents who want to talk to their children, to engage them in a dialogue about fundamental values, as well as about feelings: not just about the feelings of the teenagers, but those of the parent as well. In this book the authors address not just the issues of adolescents—privacy versus supervision: internet, chat rooms, and cell phones; sex, drugs, and parties; and body image—but the emotions and values of the teens as well as those of their parents.
In this book, the authors invite the parent to grow and expand their own horizons in conjunction with those of their teenage child. A relationship is a developing entity as are each of the players. In order to help one’s adolescent grow and support their development, one has to be open to the possibility of letting oneself grow as well. Our adolescents may challenge and push us to a level that makes us uncomfortable, but in the end we will learn from them, while we hope they will learn from us.
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