Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen YearsMark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark Gregston, Mark L. Gregston
Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents. Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damag... Read More
Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child's growing pains and raging hormones.
For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, "A parent's success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers, it's more about how they approach their child and engage with them."
The book is divided into three sections: What's so different about today's culture Why traditional parenting no longer works A new model for parenting teens
Foundational and practical, and written from the crucible of experience, "Tough Guys and Drama Queens "answers the questions that parents are asking, helping them become the parents their children need them to be.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 13, 2012
- UPC: 9780849947292
- Height: 0.80
- Width: 5.50
- Length: 8.30
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 217
- Publish Date: Jul 10, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012030"
- ISBN: 0849947294
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- TOUGH GUYS and DRAMA QUEENS by C. Jean on 1/15/2013
BIG QUESTION: “Are you ready for your child’s teen years?”
In “Tough Guys and Drama Queens,” Mark Gregston shares wisdom gleaned through years as the founder and director of “Heartlight Ministries,” (a residential counseling center for teens.) His 38 years of working with teens and their parents gives him both wisdom and experience to share…He knows what he’s talking about! I have heard his broadcast, “Parenting Today’s Teens,” which challenged and encouraged me in my life with helping our own 4 kids pass through their teen years.
Mark’s book caused me to think about the way I have/continue to interact with our kids. As I read through the book, there were portions that would cause me to ask myself if there was something I might need to change in the way that I address issues that we face during the teen years. I like the way he continues to stress the importance of dialoging and staying connected. That the relationship is more important than the rules…which, as I think about it, is the way God is with us.
This book, I believe, will be a great help in these last few years of raising our teen. In fact, I think I will be using the guides at the end of the book as I seek to change some of the ways I have done things as a parent that haven’t worked all that well. It’s good to have some fresh thoughts on how to keep a connection with your kids through the tough teen years.
I give this book 5/5 stars and recommend it for parents of pre-teens and teens as a resource book. Let this book help you get ready for your child’s teen years.
This book was given to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing (BookSneeze) in exchange for an unbiased review.