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On becoming teenwise : building a relationship that lasts a lifetime
Ezzo, Gary.
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Sisters, OR : Multnomah Publishers, 2000.
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243 pages ; 21 cm
Rebellion. Where are we? (assessment test). What society says about teenage rebellion. The real causes of rebellion -- Getting back on track. Starting with moi. Basics of good parent/teen relationships. Principles of correction -- Those fantastic teen years. Courting family investors. Love languages. Dating, courtship, and readiness for marriage. Special resource section. One-stop q&a guide to the teen years -- Epilogue. Letting go.
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Wonderful news for worried moms and dads! "Parents can raise great teens without the fear of storm and stress, " say Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam. These parenting experts and bestselling authors explain that parents need not expect rebellion and conflict during their children's adolescence. The authors offer practical how-to's for building a positive relationship that leads to teen years marked by excitement, respect, and smooth family interaction. They show that the key is learning to build bridges to your teen's heart, creating a strong family fabric that lasts well beyond the difficult teenage years.

Author Notes

Gary Ezzo, M.A., is the executive director of Growing Families International
Dr. Robert Bucknam is the director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado He also serves on the Clinical faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Are We Lost?p. 9
Section I Rebellion
Chapter 1 Where Are We? (Assessment Test)p. 17
Chapter 2 What Society Says about Teenage Rebellionp. 25
Chapter 3 The Real Causes of Teenage Rebellionp. 41
Section II Getting Back on Track
Chapter 4 Starting with Moip. 65
Chapter 5 Basics of Good Parent/Teen Relationshipsp. 83
Chapter 6 Principles of Correctionp. 101
Section III Those Fantastic Teen Years
Chapter 7 Courting Family Investorsp. 119
Chapter 8 Love Languagesp. 135
Chapter 9 Dating, Courtship, and Readiness for Marriagep. 151
Section IV Special Resource Section
Chapter 10 One-Stop Q and A Guide to the Teen Yearsp. 175
Epilogue: Letting Gop. 231
Indexp. 237