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Product Details

  • Series: Parenting
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785265104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785265108
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife and co-hosts the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and author of Parenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.

Barbara Rainey is the author and designer of Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember. She and Dennis have co-authored several best-selling books, including Starting Your Marriage Right, Moments Together, Parenting Today's Adolescent, and Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem.

Bruce Nygren, senior editor and writer for the book division of FamilyLife Ministry, has spent his entire professional career in publishing-related activities. He first worked for the Des Moines, Iowa, Register and Tribune newspapers. Following that, he entered the book publishing industry, where he has worked continuously since 1977. He holds a B.A. in Social Science from the University of North Dakota and a M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University. He lives in Colorado with his family.

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I would recommend this for parents of PRE-teens.
Debbie Blendermann
Like all great books take what you can and leave the rest but I took away a lot of great info!!
Rebekah A. Sanchez
This book is a great resource for parents of children any age.
S. Black

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Louisa on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
If ANYONE ever felt the need for a parenting "How-To", this is it!! Not for the faint of heart though - as it pulls no punches and advocates a tell-all approach to upcoming obstacles and pitfalls in a teen's life vs. leaving up to chance or peer-information or just plain ignorance. Taboo topics such as masturbation are addressed with exact advice and timing suggested. The philosophy is "Don't leave anything to chance - inform your child BEFORE it happens while encouraging serious brainstorming and promoting action plans to head off destructive events that are ultimately inevitable." Another issue addressed is virginity and the distinction between being a virgin and actually being PURE. Empowerment is key - for the child as well as the parent - in the face of a permissive society which shapes our children's perceptions of values and morals. Of course, the foundation of this book is the ultimate Rule Book of all things in life - the HOLY BIBLE. But even non-Christians who want a guide on how to teach good morals and values to their teen who is trying to make sense of: 1)where they belong and 2)what they should do in this crazy world will find this book to be a true treasure. I have recommended to it countless parents and am thankful I didn't find it too late...
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is just excellent for helping parents who don't know what to do as their children are growing into the teen years. This couple has really been there and done that! And it's wonderful that it comes from a Christian perspective, not wordly psychological garbage. This book is INDISPENSABLE. I have highlighted something on just about every page in my book. I cannot recommend this book enough. Each page contains practical things to do and watch out for. I will be reading mine over and over for years. EXCELLENT!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you are a parent, you need this book. Instead of wondering what hit you when your child becomes a teenager, you can see the various ages charted out...like 10-12 (age of innocence) and 13-16 (the danger zone) with lots of advice for handling countless situations that we all have to eventually face. Don't go it alone...get this amazing book.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As I tell my friends, you won't be borrowing mine...I plan on keeping it by my bedside until my youngest is "launched"! Great hands-on advice FOR TODAY -- sharing the Rainey's own guidelines but encouraging you & your spouse to get your act together NOW & design your own. Buy this book when your first child turns ten, if possible. If not, JUST BUY IT NOW. I cannot give this book enough stars! It's practical advice with specific action plans. It's full of encouragement. What could be better as we parent the next generation?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is easy to read and has a lot of practical information for instilling Christian values in today's adolescent. Applicable to the late 90's teen. Great for use in a study-group setting or as Sunday School consideration for 5th or 6th graders.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book has helped me through tough times with teens--knowing too that they have dealt with the same problems -- haven't folded under--and are there to give help to hurting parents--and even though the outcome isn't always what we expected--God is in control--and He is there to guide us through. Dennis and Barbara are REAL people with real teen problems. I thank them for writing such a helpful book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Apparently, this is a book from experienced parents who had taught me and reminded me of things I need to know, and things I need to communicate with my kid before it is too late.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Black on September 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
Dennis and Barbara Rainey are as engaging in the book "Parenting Today's Adolescent" as they are in person. The unforgettable Lessons, Charts and Conviction Building Plans are great tools for parents who are slightly challenged or just clueless on how to approach their teens with some tough topics. The book identifies various traps such as peer pressure, sex, dating, attitude, media, unresolved anger, appearance, false Gods and more. If you have ever heard Dennis Rainey on the radio or at a Family Life Conference then you know that he can tell a captivating story. This book is a wonderful what to do and how to do it guide for parents. I love the writing style and how they capture so much information in every chapter. This book is a great resource for parents of children any age.Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues: Counseling in African-American CommunitiesHe is NOT Left Behind... He is With Me!
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