Magazine article Work & Family Life

Have You Hugged Your Teenager Today?

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Have You Hugged Your Teenager Today?

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A teenager's world today is very different from the one many of us experienced when we were growing up. It seems like a much more dangerous place, and many parents feel illequipped to guide their children. Raising A Teenager is the fourth in a series by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium (who also wrote Raising a Son, Raising a Daughter and Raising a Family). The new book is a wise and beautifully written exploration of who our teens are at each stage of their adolescent development. It teaches us where teens' focus of development is centered from when they are 13 into young adulthood, what challenges they are (and are not) capable of meeting and what they need to feel loved and a part of our family. They also give practical advice on important challenges such as how to be clear about acceptable behavior and different issues for dads with teenage sons and daughters. …

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