Trusted family life educators and seminar leaders David and Claudia Arp help frustrated parents discover the secrets of communicating with their teenage "cactus." Through the "four Rs" of regrouping, releasing, relating, and relaxing, the Arps help parents launch their almost-thirteen into the teen years, using the "Teenage Challenge" and yearly "Birthday Boxes." Other topics include choosing "majors and minors," promoting spiritual growth, and communicating when things have gone wrong. Formerly titled Almost 13.
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Date:August 17, 2005
Super resource for preparing parents for the onslaught of teen years. We've used this to teach parenting classes and seen scores of parents' eyes light up as they say "Yes! that's our daughter!"Arp and Arp nail down the craziness, the paradoxes, and the ironies of the young teen, but more importantly, they offer solid guidelines for helping these confused little souls move more smoothly into young adulthood. Highly recommended!