By Judy Ford
A Handbook and Guide to Parenting Teens
Even when your relationship appears hopelessly beyond repair, you can follow the tips in this book and rebuild a loving bond.
Learn healthy parenting habits. While there are a lot of highs to parenting, there are plenty of challenges, particularly when it comes to teens. While we were all teenagers once, we often can’t understand what our own teens are going through. But there are certain habits you can pick up that can make the teen years easier for both you and your child.
Dealing with the changes. Just because your relationship with your teen looks different doesn’t mean it’s any less meaningful. The shifts that come may seem unwelcome at first, but as you learn to adapt and respond in a way that connects with your teen rather than pushes them further away, the changes are easier to work through. Recognizing that you’re growing and learning as you go, it’s important to understand boundaries with teens, and give them the space to do their own growing.
Love them through it. Author and licensed clinical social worker Judy Ford offers honest and valuable advice to parents who feel depleted and desolate when it comes to their relationship with their teen. With gentle wisdom and a healthy dose of good humor, Ford guides parents and teenagers through one of the most difficult times in parenting. Learn how to shift the focus from the hardships and the mishaps to the joys and heartfelt moments.
Read this book by bestselling author, mother, and inspirational role model Judy Ford and discover…
- Easy-to-follow advice for parents presented in 60 two-page essays
- Powerful and poignant examples from true life stories
- A how-to guide for loving your teens, even when it seems impossible
Readers of other parenting books such as Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, Grown and Flown, Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers will find a further source of wisdom in Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen.