Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No
Author: John Townsend
Language English
Pages: 284
ISBN10: 0310259576
Genre: Parenting
Goodreads Rating: 4.17
ISBN13: 9780310259572
Published: January 31st 2006 by Zondervan Publishing Company

The teen years can be challenging and even scary for parents and those involved with youth. Attitudes and behaviors of the adolescent can be unhealthy for him and for the family. However, good boundaries are the bedrock of not only better relationships, but also maturity, safety, and growth - especially for teens and their parents. In order to help teenagers grow into healthy adults, parents and youth workers need to help them experience how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. Dr. John Townsend, co-author of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries, is a parent of two teenagers himself. With wisdom and empathy, he applies his biblically based principles to bear on the challenging task of the teen years, showing parents: how to deal with disrespectful attitudes and irresponsible behaviors in your teen; how to set healthy limits and realistic consequences; how to be loving and caring while establishing rules; and how to determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small.