The Space Between

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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

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