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And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens

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Offers encouragement and guidance to parents of teens and preteens. This title provides parents a blend of stories, compassion, and advice. It gives advice on everything from creating open communication and setting limits to building teens' faith, and more.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Baker Books
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Melissa
Mar 05, 2015 Melissa rated it it was ok
Shelves: put-down
Put this one down when her son came to her and told her he was lonely and had no friends and she put his arm around him and prayed. Really? I'm thinking a teen wouldn't really go for that. Not really seeing a teen telling his mom he is lonely either.
Traci
Mar 30, 2009 Traci rated it really liked it
This book is for the parents of both preteens AND teens. I spent so much time reading books when my kids were young that I began to coast these last few years. With my preteen becoming moodier and peer issues coming into our lives more than before, I read this book. Recommended by a wise & wonderful friend.

The book gives a clear picture of many issues and how to handle them. I appreciate that real-life examples of parents who both succeed and fail and then pick up the pieces to keep going w
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Jennifer Erwin
May 18, 2015 Jennifer Erwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently became a licensed foster parent to teens so this was a nice and informative read. I appreciate the author's tone in delivering this information.
J.L.Web
Aug 27, 2014 J.L.Web rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Practical encouragement

This book is full of practical ideas and encouragement to rely on God. I think my biggest takeaway is that raising a teen often puts parents in a position of inconvenience (laying some of our plans and desires on the back burner) but it's a short time in your life and well worth the sacrifice.
Colleen
Nov 03, 2012 Colleen rated it it was amazing


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I got through raising one teen and now getting ready to raise 2 more. Thought I would read just in case I forgot something. Lots of helpful information. I will try and remember these in the near future. Highly recommend.
Anne
Sep 24, 2007 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone with teenagers or pre-teens
I just wish I had read it a few years earlier, but it still has good tips even for dealing with older teenagers. (She wrote another one - And Then I Had Kids - that is excellent, too. A lot of humor and also very practical.
Jamie Young-Lewis
May 11, 2012 Jamie Young-Lewis rated it really liked it
Some good ideas and reassurances! lol
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