Help! There's a Teenager in My House: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents

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Wayne Rice
InterVarsity Press, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 196 pages
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This accessible, encouraging book addresses the most common areas of concern for parents of teenagers. Wayne Rice has compiled real questions from parents with practical, wise answers from a team of youth ministry experts.
 

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Contents

FAMILY AND HOME LIFE 1 The messy bedroom
21
Chores left undone
22
Grown children still living at home
24
Conflict over vacation plans
26
Being clear about rules
27
Setting curfew
29
Dealing with disobedience
31
Changing the rules
32
Bad friends
95
More bad friends
97
Clueless about friends
98
No friends
100
Choosing friends
101
The specialneeds child
104
BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE 51 Too big to spank
105
Knowing what your teen is doing
106

Sibling squabbles
35
EMOTIONS 10 Dealing with moodiness
37
Low selfimage
38
A bad attitude
40
Senioritis
41
Disrespect
42
Suicide
45
Right to privacy
51
Getting a teen to talk
52
Arguments
53
Yelling
54
Kids understanding parents
56
Keeping a good relationship
57
How much guidance to give
59
Controlling your temper
61
Showing forgiveness
62
Setting a bad example
64
Disrespect
65
DATING AND SEXUALITY 30 When to talk about sex
67
Oldfashioned values
68
Limits on dating
69
Is my teen having sex?
71
Masturbation
73
Providing contraceptives
74
Pornography
77
Preventing promiscuity
79
How to talk about sex
81
Homosexuality
83
Discovering birth control pills
86
How old to date?
88
Talking from experience
90
Dealing with a pregnancy
92
FRIENDS
93
The lying teenager
108
Teen temper tantrums
110
Ideas for consequences Ill 56 Making consequences work
111
Sending teenagers away
116
The ADHD teenager
118
Foul language
121
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL 60 Preventing drug use
123
APPEARANCE
131
ENTERTAINMENT
141
Drinking with friends 124
147
SCHOOL
155
Homeschool versus public school
161
Extracurricular activities
163
Motivating teens to study
164
VALUES AND FAITH 85 Family devotions
167
Church attendance
168
Influence of entertainment media
169
Witches and the occult
171
Church youth group attendance
173
Selfcentered teenagers
174
The influence of fathers
175
MONEY 92 Allowances
177
Paying for chores
178
Teaching the value of a dollar
179
Teen jobs
180
Credit cards for teens
182
NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES 97 The newly formed family
185
A stepparents authority
186
Going through a divorce
187
Different homes different rules
188
Grandparents raising teenagers
190
About the Authors
193
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Wayne Rice is founder and director of Understanding Your Teenager (UYT), an organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. He is adjunct professor of youth ministry at Bethel Theological Seminary (San Diego) and at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls. He lives with his wife in Lakeside, CA.

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