Item description for Sticking with Your Teen: How to Keep from Coming Unglued No Matter What by Joe White...
Overview Is there a chasm growing between you and your teen? Whether your adolescent is a major prodigal or a minor problem, don't give up! Your relationship is everything, and it's never too late to start mending it. In Sticking with Your Teen, you'll take an honest look at the way you parent. You'll discover creative, schedule-friendly ways to get closer to your son or daughter. You'll see why teens turn distant and defiant and receive the encouragement and hope every parent needs to draw closer to his or her adolescent.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1589973151 ISBN13 9781589973152
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More About Joe White
Joe White served as area agent in horticulture production and marketing for the LSU Agricultural Center/Extension Service for almost 29 years. With an M.S. in Horticulture and a Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture, White previously wrote for Louisiana Gardener magazine, provided hundreds on horticultural broadcasts on KCBL and KNCB and has been a regular columnist for The Shreveport Times for 30 years. White was also one of the founders of and occasionally appears on "Successful Gardening," a master gardener educational program on Times Warner cable. White is a charter member of the Louisiana Horticulture Society and he and Dan Gill were the recipients of a Professional Achievement Award in 2001 from the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association.
Joe White currently resides in the state of Missouri. Joe White was born in 1948.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sticking with Your Teen: How to Keep from Coming Unglued No Matter What?
Spoke to MY heart! Jun 29, 2008
As I read this book I felt Joe White wrote it just for me. HOW DID HE KNOW I AM FEELING ALL THE THINGS HE MENTIONS? I have read many many books, too many to even count, and not one has touched me like this one has. It is not just about finding solutions but about understanding the process of forgiving and healing old wounds in order to TRULY move forward. You would find ne in many occasions nodding my head in agreement over a word, a sentence or a phrase I read. Tears of every emotion possible rolled down my face. It is definitely a MUST read for EVERY parent with a TEEN!
Finally - A Book about Teens that Helps Oct 21, 2007
This book is fabulous. Joe White obviously knows teens. He talks about what things are "normal" and what things parents should be more concerned about. He offers practical things to think about and advice that's doable and makes sense. I'm thankful for a book that offers help to parents who's teens are in trouble.
Excellent Resource Jul 6, 2007
This book is an excellent guide to parenting. Often this monumental task is confusing and Joe really helps untangle the complicated knots of parenting. I highly recommend this book.
Parents can expect to endure parenting boot camp Jun 5, 2007
Author of such books as FUEL, DARE 2B WISE and PURE EXCITEMENT, Joe White has made it a career of investing in the lives of youth via his written texts and acting as president of Kanakuk Kamps. White now teams up with another prolific young adult author, Lissa Halls Johnson, to offer parents tried-and-true practical ideas for sticking with teens during the most emotional (good or bad) spaces of time.
White and Johnson open the book with some personal thoughts and a few cheerleading-type challenges to hang in there with teens, despite the seemingly endless parade of emotional roller-coaster rides, unexpected detours and personal disappointments. Readers get a sense that both authors truly love kids and have experienced the ups and downs of rearing these ever-changing, always transforming individuals.
Within a 13-chapter format, White offers quotes from anonymous parents and kids alike that punctuate and highlight each section's topic at hand. Readers will find these brief statements alternately funny and sad, but all ring true to family life. The authors then jump in with the "experiment" of parenting. Citing one family's wake-up call, both literal and figurative, White shares one couple's dilemma when being awoken in the middle of the night to find that their son had not only stolen from a friend's truck, he'd been drinking, taking drugs and was at that moment running from the police. During the conversation, the same son announces his plan to move to Mexico once his friend gets his inheritance at age 18. Talk about a "wake-up" call.
White then offers a few other examples of home violence and discusses how times have changed; what parents lived out as "rebellion" during their teen years no longer exists in today's violent, up-charged climate. He asks parents to think hard about the following statements. If parents can respond with a "yes" to any of these, then White says, "Wake up, your relationship is already stretched, strained, or snapped." Further, White tells parents in half-jest, "Welcome to the club."
* My teen doesn't like me. * I'm embarrassed for anyone to know what my family life is really like. * I don't want anyone to know what my kid is doing. * I don't like my teen's choices. * I want to fix my teen.
Following this self-check, White and Johnson get into the nuts and bolts of the text and discuss practical ways for moms and dads to gauge if behavior is normal, and if not, then to anticipate their teen's triggers, which may have provoked the unhealthy or rebellious behavior. White encourages parents that it is never too late to begin listening, caring and investing in one's family. Offering his own parenting missteps as "don't do as I did" case scenarios, parents will have hope and find direction. Much of the text is interactive in scope, meaning that parents will be posed questions that require honesty and humility coupled with the stamina to start over and over and over.
Within this concise handbook, parents can expect to endure parenting boot camp on issues such as forgiveness (offering it and asking for it), dismantling the verbal walls and reconstructing healthy ones, making time and spending it with the family, and committing to a never-give-up mentally. One of the most reader-friendly aspects of STICKING WITH YOUR TEEN is that every chapter is short enough to read in a single setting, but provides enough "homework" to practice on before tackling the next subject.
--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
Great Book Aug 20, 2006
I really got a lot of information on how communication w/ your teen is so vital. I am not a BIG reader of self help books, but this author has been there and admits to his faults as a parent. I really have enjoyed the challenge this book has to offer me as a mother. I am really enjoying my teen as I try to understand her more.