The Space Between

  • YS Price: $8.00

  • Retail Price: $9.99 (You Save 20%)

In stock

For purchases of 25 or more copies, please Contact Us to see if you qualify for bulk ordering.

For many parents, raising children seems pretty manageable until the teenage years. Then fear, confusion, frustration, and lack of understanding begin to invade the hearts and minds of these once-confident parents. The ‘normal’ changes of adolescence seem to be nothing but abnormal to parents who begin to feel like helpless bystanders. But parents don’t need to feel alone or paralyzed by these feelings. For nearly twenty years, Walt Mueller has studied adolescents and the culture they’re surrounded by. His expertise was put to the test when his own children became teenagers. Now he’s bringing wisdom from research and his own experience to help parents through the tumultuous years of adolescence. With empathy and practical tools, parents will address several important issues, including the questions: * How can I begin to facilitate a smoother adolescent period for my teen? * How can I begin to break through the walls of confusion, fear, frustration, and misunderstanding? * How can I be a positive and proactive bridgebuilder into the life and world of my teenager?

  • Subject: CHURCH and MINISTRY/MINISTRY RESOURCES/YOUTH MINISTRY
  • Form Description: Softcover
  • Contributor: Walt Mueller
  • Contributor Bio: Walt Mueller is the founder and president of the Center for Parent Youth Understanding, a nonprofit ministry organization that has served churches, schools, and community organizations worldwide for nearly twenty years. He's a sought-after authority on youth culture and family issues and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and the BBC.
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Country of Publication: US
  • Publication Date: 2009

You May Also Like...

Related Blog Posts

Featured 768x480-frugal

May 10, 2016

Seven Ways to Parent with Frugal Extravagance

This post originally appeared on Tim’s Blog and we thought it was so wonderful that we wanted to share it too! Some kids have more stuff at their disposal than ever before.  It’s almost overload.  Toys, trinkets, devices and gadgets fill kid’s rooms, cars and homes.  You get a toy in every fast food kid’s meal or…

Read More
Culture connected_768x480

October 14, 2015

3 Tips to Keeping Connected with Your Kids… without Becoming That Creepy Parent

This is a shared post from Jonathan Mckee—one of our NYWC Louisville speakers. Check out the original post HERE and the seminars that Jonathan will be leading in Louisville HERE. A brand new study asking U.S. teens and their parents about their social media and mobile app use revealed some intriguing insights, not only about teen’s…

Read More
Featured needs of parents_768x480

October 5, 2015

Ministering to the Needs of Parents

Working with parents can be challenging! Whether you’re working with students who have Christian parents or those with parents who have never connected with the church in their life, understanding how to interact with and best serve your students’ parents can be a pretty big challenge. But for the youth worker who desires to have…

Read More
Culture 5 things tech_part2_768x480

September 23, 2015

5 Things I Tell Parents About Technology and Their Kids (Part 2)

In part one of this series, we covered the technical advances we’ve made (smaller devices, unlimited internet and internet everywhere) and how the web has changed as well (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0). Now that we have an understanding of where we stand, how does this affect our kids? I believe that there are five ways…

Read More
Featured 10 tips to get parents to show up_768x480

August 24, 2015

10 Tips to Get Parents to Show Up to Your Next Parent Training

To help you hit a home run with your parent training this year, the Fuller Youth Institute is debuting a new Sticky Faith Family Training five-session video curriculum. Through a compelling blend of real-life stories and interviews with parents, you and your students’ parents are dropped into the latest national family research, and into the…

Read More
Featured lack of parent support_768x480

July 22, 2015

Dealing With a Lack of Parent Support

A mom was leaning anxiously against our youth room door as she sent her son over to me. Her tall, redheaded teen walked over and asked, “Do we have a student leadership meeting today after service?” I replied, “Yes—it’ll be over around 1:30 PM.” He walked back to his mom and told her yes, and…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry incorporating parents_768x485

June 22, 2015

Incorporating Parents in Youth Ministry

When I began in youth ministry years ago, I was encouraged to involve college-age students and young adults in our youth ministry. The idea behind this approach was that in order to reach youth culture, the ministry needed to look like youth culture. I did my best to equip the young team I had assembled,…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry kurtjohnston_768x485

June 4, 2015

Talking Youth Ministry with Kurt Johnston and Maina Mwaura

Last week, Maina Mwaura hosted longtime youth worker Kurt Johnston to talk about things that work in his youth ministry at Saddleback. There were a lot of great ideas but I wanted to focus on a handful of my favorites: Longevity in ministry comes from learning to share the load. Kurt mentioned that he’s not perfect…

Read More
Culture trendingnew_768x485

April 24, 2015

Trending This Week (4.24)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include thoughts for parents, ways to build momentum in your ministry, 3 voices that need to speak into new stuff that you’re trying, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. BLOGS FROM YOUTHSPECIALTIES.COM THIS WEEK Jared Kirkwood wrote about “Finding Motivation…

Read More
Culture trendingnew_768x485

April 3, 2015

Trending This Week (April 3)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include a conversation about mentoring young leaders, relationship help for busy parents, how technology is changing millennial faith, 7 reasons Christians refuse change, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. BLOGS FROM YOUTHSPECIALTIES.COM THIS WEEK Maina Mwaura and Sabrena Klausman rounded…

Read More
Culture trendingnew_768x485

March 27, 2015

Trending This Week (March 27)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include a look at the app Burnbook, 2015 research on the state of atheism, 5 ways to invest in leaders, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. BLOGS FROM YOUTHSPECIALTIES.COM THIS WEEK Maina Mwaura and Sabrena Klausman shared a 3rd post in the…

Read More
Culture trendingnew_768x485

February 19, 2015

Trending This Week (Feb 20)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include 4 truths when meeting with a parent, why teens should attend church-wide meetings, explaining Ash wednesday to kids, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Brian Aaby looked back at “5 Youth Pastor What…

Read More