TEENAGERS: BIBLICAL WISDOM FOR PARENTS

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ANN BENTON
Parenting teens can be deeply rewarding. But it can also be frustrating, difficult and, for some, seemingly impossible. The author, a mother of four ex-teens, shares wisdom gleaned from the Old Testament book of Proverbs, along with many personal stories and observations. An empowering book for parents of teens everywhere.

‘Under that hoodie, behind that eye make-up, there frequently lurks a human being of immense charm, affection and wit.’

Ann Benton admits that, when her children were teenagers, she enjoyed ‘the very best of parenting years’. Yet, from her experience and that of others, she is well aware of the frustrations, pitfalls and difficulties that parenting teens can bring.

The Bible book of Proverbs points to wisdom as the key to health, happiness and prosperity. The author points out that the job of parents is not first and foremost to make their teens successful, but to make them wise.

With honesty and humour, Ann shows how Proverbs can speak directly into real life, however messy, today.

 

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

1. Introduction: The survival handbook

Are teenagers a subject of their own?

Where should we look for advice?

The ‘three Rs’ of parenting teenagers

2. The faith family and the faithless world

Our children and God’s children

The distincitves of a Christian home

Secular child-rearing

The witness of a Christian family

3. Fools, mockers and simpletons

Seven vulnerable areas for teenagers

Vulnerability and opportunity

What kind of fool?

4. Routes to wisdom

Route 1: Observation and interpretation

Route 2: Instruction based on television

Route 3: Learning from mistakes

Route 4: The fear of the Lord

Four things a parent can do

5. Meet the parents

Fear and her babies

Guilt and her babies

Why does it sometimes have to be so hard?

6. Key strategies

Key strategy 1: Screen the messages

Key strategy 2: Strengthen the relationship

Key strategy 3: Spotlight the heart

Key strategy 4: Shape dependence on God

7. When dream turns to nightmare

There doesn’t have to be a reason

The smorgasbord of emotion – do you have a choice

Love’s austere and lonely offices

Some temptations to handle

What about the future?

8. More than survival

Affection

Stimulation

Education

Cooperation

Sanctification

Gratification

Succession

Appendix: For further reading

Additional information

Weight 0.258 kg
Item Code

7309

Publisher

IVP UK

Supplier

MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTION

Cover

Soft

Original Category

FAM PARENTING

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