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started really well....but I was duped...buyer beware
on March 21, 2005
I was reading about my son. It all sounded familiar and the concepts and suggestions made good sense. Really talked about a framework of letting the decision making (and the consequence of their decision) remain with the teen. Then half way the book screeched in a new direction. All of a sudden the book went from experienced practitioner point of view to subjective parent point of view. When it comes to sex the authors don't want you to leave the decision with the teens, they want to take that one back, which weakens the premise they present.
The authors danced around abstinence while never taking a really firm position - which I would have respected, if not agreed with. Then in the middle of that chapter one of the authors invokes Christ into the conversation/solution. If I knew this book was written in context of a particular belief system, I wouldn't have spent the $22. I would have wanted to know that in advance. Tripping over this midbook has completely disappointed me and diminished the content and message of this book.