Description : The teen years—relationships, peer pressure, school, dating, character. To help teenagers grow into healthy adults, parents and youth workers need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The coauthor of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries and the father of two teenage boys brings his biblically based principles to bear on the challenging task of the teen years, showing parents:How to bring control to an out-of-control family lifeHow to set limits and still be loving parentsHow to define legitimate boundaries for the familyHow to instill in teens a godly characterIn this exciting new book, Dr. Townsend gives important keys for establishing healthy boundaries—the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for teens and the adults in their lives. The book offers help in raising your teens to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.
Description : We provide our children with boundaries because we want to keep them safe and we want to teach them to make good decisions. While the boundaries themselves may change as our children grow older, the need for them does not. Parents need advice to navigate complex and difficult scenarios that may arise with their teen. June Hunt and Jody Capehart provide such advice in Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries. Drawing on biblical principles, they show parents how to provide appropriate boundaries in four critical areas of a teen’s life: at home, at school, and in their personal and social lives. Each chapter opens with a real-life scenario followed by concrete advice on what to say and what disciplinary action, if any, to take with your teen. Practical and realistic in its tone, the book continually shows how discipline and boundaries are helpful catalysts for healthy bonding. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bonding with Your Teen includes new material that addresses the ever-increasing impact of technology on teenagers.
Description : Describes thirteen types of book clubs that work well with teenagers in the library setting and suggests ideas for structuring the book club and creating publicity.
Description : This book invites teens to examine their lives and relationships within a religious context. It begins by helping you define what physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries are. Stories of other teens illustrate how personal space and feelings can be either respected or violated in relationships with others. The book's journal format encourages you to reflect on and record feelings about your own relationships. Do people respect your boundaries? Has anyone ever made you feel uncomfortable in some way? Have you ever felt manipulated, intimidated, or mistreated by someone you regarded as a friend? How can you get a friendship that has gone wrong back on track? Use Boundaries: A Guide for Teens to help assess your relationships with family, friends, classmates, and God. Learn how to build close and satisfying friendships while guarding against being used or abused by others. Learn what it takes for you to be a good friend in return.
Description : Designed to be used alongside Treatment Strategies for Abused Adolescents therapist manual, this Activity Manual has been specifically designed for adolescents working in a therapeutic setting towards healing from early physical, sexual and//or emotional trauma. Introductions to each chapter sensitively address adolescents, and the trauma resolution activities are interesting, well-planned and developmentally structured.
Description : In Our Boundary, Dr. John Olesnavage explains why healthy relationships require healthy boundaries, and why boundaries must be flexible and whole to operate effectively. Dr. Olesnavage shares his research results and two boundary conditions that impede a person's ability to achieve healthy and satisfying relationships. He gives detailed descriptions of boundaries stuck in self defeating coping behavior and boundaries torn by trauma and loss. Dr. Olesnavage introduces Boundarytime, a therapeutic approach that repairs boundary holes and restores flexibility to boundaries that are frozen. His work, explained with numerous case examples, unlocks the healing power of boundary and affirms its role as a force for change and connection. This book offers hope and strategies for repairing damaged boundaries in children and adults. One chapter is specifically devoted to boundary repair with teens, and another chapter addresses boundary repair with couples. JOHN OLESNAVAGE, PH.D., is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services with Great Lakes Recovery Centers in Marquette, Michigan. With over 30 years of agency and private practice work with children, adults, and families, Dr. Olesnavage is passionate about therapy. In 1995 he began investigating the dynamic, connecting role of boundary in relationship. His discoveries and their clinical application form the basis for a therapeutic approach called Boundarytime. This approach facilitates boundary repair and transformation to authentic living.
Description : The teen years, when you’re no longer a child but not yet an adult, can be hard. How do you deal with the stress of school, home life, boys, teen depression, peer pressure, and so much more? It’s never been easy to be a teen, but today’s world brings special challenges that require special skills. The good news is you can learn how to cope with all your stresses when you understand the power and freedom of setting healthy boundaries. You can experience God’s unconditional love and acceptance, and find the courage, confidence, and hope that will transform your teen years and become the foundation of your life for years to come. When you discover how to begin setting boundaries, you’ll be joining thousands of readers of all ages who have benefited by Allison’s popular Setting Boundaries® series.
Description : This book goes beyond boundary setting, and instead empowers parents to cultivate convictions in their children so they can stand strong when faced with temptation. While other books focus on modifying a child's behavior, this book gives parents the power to ignite lasting character transformation in their kids. Parents are equipped to effectively convey truths through a healthy discipleship connection. Author and mother of three Laura Gallier focuses on three critical areas: Preparation, Application, and Motivation. She guides parents and children into a biblical understanding of the purposes and sacredness of sex within marriage as well as the realities of sexual sin. She also provides practical tools to assist parents in this sometimes awkward (but very crucial) life issue. Arm your kids today with emotional, spiritual, and physical ammunition that will keep them from making the wrong choices.
Description : Your Teenagers Are Under Attack. Help Them Defend Themselves. The world presents an unflattering, one-sided picture of teenagers–rebellious, alienated, and hostile to adult guidance. Sadly, many Christian parents embrace this myth and refuse to provide the direction their teens hunger for. We want our sons and daughters to make godly choices, but we wrongly assume they have stopped listening to us. It’s hard to know how to lead our changeable and unpredictable teens–or if we should even try. Even well-meaning parents believe the myth that teens do best when they experiment with life and learn from their mistakes. No approach could be more destructive. The stormy years of adolescence are the worst time for parents to back off. This is the time when bad friends, unharnessed emotions, rebellion, and a long list of irreparable mistakes could ruin your teen’s life. More than ever, this is the time our sons and daughters need proactive and confident parents. Don’t Get Overwhelmed. Get Involved. No matter what your parenting history, Bold Parents, Positive Teens shows how you can get confidently back into the game–and stay there. Focusing on ten of the greatest challenges faced by teenagers today, this invaluable guidebook provides the clear direction and commonsense wisdom every parent needs to love and guide their teenagers while effectively addressing their teens’ deepest needs. From the Trade Paperback edition.