Join me as we discuss:
Special guest John Fuller from Focus on the family joins us answering what are some common mistakes parents with teens make?
How can a mom or dad determine which things are important and which things aren't as they raise a teen?
And my personal favorite: Which is easier? Parenting a teen boy or a teen girl?
I got the unique honor of getting to raise an adopted-by-heart kiddo from the age of 13 until she left for college. And I say an honor very sincerely. She was a hot-mess, as a good friend of mine would say, when she first came to us, but I'm happy to say that after several years she has turned into a woman I'm proud to call my daughter.
But being honest with ourselves, our kids seem to change as they hit certain ages.
They seem to morph into new beings that just don't jive with our parenting or the techniques that we have used up until this point. This will lead us to copious amounts of frustration and sometimes anger causing us to believe that teens are the metaphoric devil.
But what if I told you it didn't have to be that way? John shows us some fantastic insights on common mistakes and decisions we all face with teens.
Dad Matters - Johns blog designed to encourage every dad, step-dad and father figure on his journey. You can find it at: http://community.focusonthefamily.com/b/dad-matters/default.aspx