That's My Teenage Son

How Moms Can Influence Their Boys to Become Good Men

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800733843

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2566

Bestselling author of That's My Son now helps moms use their considerable influence to help their teenage sons become good men.

That's My Son

How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441200150

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2957

Why are boys so different? Why would a trip to the garbage dump be such a highlight in a boy's life? What do boys need to learn in order to become good men? A mother's influence on her sons is unique and valuable, but still sometimes moms don't understand what makes their boys tick. They want to help their sons grow up to become men of honor and integrity, but that's a tremendous challenge. With refreshing honesty and a man's insight, author Rick Johnson offers the advice, understanding, and support every mom is looking for when it comes to raising godly sons. Using extensive research and humorous personal experiences, he addresses tough issues, such as communication, discipline, sexuality, and respect. Mothers, including single moms as well as grandmothers and teachers, will find wise counsel and reassurance in this practical and helpful book.

A Man in the Making

Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441242813

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2765

The transformation from boy into man requires intentional guidance, education, and good role models. As a boy grows toward manhood, his parents can instill in their son the values and character traits needed to succeed in life. Highlighting famous Christian men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives moms and dads intentional strategies to help mold their sons into honorable men. The book includes men such as •Martin Luther King Jr. •George Washington •John Wooden •Abraham Lincoln •Jedediah Smith •Benjamin Franklin •Leonardo da Vinci •and more With passion and practicality, Johnson covers all aspects of a young man's development, including his work ethic, education, and integrity.

Teenage Boys!

Shaping the Man Inside : Surviving & Enjoying These Extraordinary Years

Author: William Beausay, II,Bill Beausay

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 157856042X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 247

View: 3181

Provides parents with the tools needed to bring out the best in their teenage son, helping them overcome their fears and unleash the potential of a young Christian man

That's My Girl

How a Father's Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0800733835

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5088

Bestselling author helps a father understand his daughter and shows how to influence her to become a strong and confident woman.

Better Dads, Stronger Sons

How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441200167

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5467

The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. Dads have a God-given role to protect and provide for their families, always striving to teach their sons the life skills they'll need to grow into honorable men. But many dads struggle with feelings of inadequacy regarding their fathering abilities. They want to be better dads. Rick Johnson can show them how. In this insightful and practical book, Johnson shows how fathers can be equipped and inspired to be positive role models for their sons. He stresses the significance of male bonding, discipline, and spiritual leadership; discusses important topics such as sexual purity, respect, and self-discipline; and reveals the top ten mistakes to avoid as a father. From commitment and courage to honesty and humility, Better Dads, Stronger Sons helps men strive to be the dads God designed them to be--so their sons can grow to be everything they are meant to be.

10 Things Great Dads Do

Strategies for Raising Great Kids

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441228195

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7748

Great dads raise great kids who tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful in life. But men sometimes struggle with how to go about being that great dad, especially if their own fathers were not positive role models. Fathering expert Rick Johnson offers men ten practical strategies to become the dads they want to be. He helps dads - help their kids find the humor in life - surround their family with healthy friends and role models - communicate clearly with their children - "brand" their families with memorable sayings and traditions - help their kids develop self-esteem and respect for others - be a gatekeeper when it comes to their kids' social circle - and set reachable goals for themselves and their children Every father can be a great dad. This clear and to-the-point book gives them the tools they need to do it well.

Regretting Motherhood

A Study

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171377

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 272

View: 977

Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

The Man Whisperer

Speaking Your Man's Language to Bring Out His Best

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1585587591

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 4988

What woman hasn't taken a look at her man and decided he could use some improvement? There are some things we can change and some things we can't. Rick Johnson helps women identify the strengths in their men and the things that hold them back. He shows women how they can use their considerable influence in positive ways--without nagging or laying on the guilt trips. A man whisperer is a woman who can use her subtle powers of persuasion to help her man become his very best. With humor and plainspoken common sense, Johnson helps women deal creatively with those annoying little habits while focusing on building his strong points. He also shows women why some tactics just don't work. Any woman who wants her marriage to be stronger will benefit from this enlightening book.

Surviving Your Child's Adolescence

How to Understand, and Even Enjoy, the Rocky Road to Independence

Author: Carl Pickhardt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 898

Expert suggestions for guiding your child through the rough teenage years Does it sometimes seem like your teenager is trying to push you over the edge? Learn what your child is going through and what you can do to help your teen navigate this difficult period in this practical guide from psychologist and parenting expert Carl Pickhardt. In an easy-to-read style, Dr. Pickhardt describes a 4-stage model of adolescent growth to help parents anticipate common developmental changes in their daughter or son from late elementary school through the college age years. Provides unique advice for dealing with arguing, chores, the messy room, homework, and many other issues Offers best practices for teaching effective communication, constructive conflict, and responsible decision-making Includes ideas for protecting kids against the dangers of the Internet, bullying, dating, sexual involvement, and substance use An essential road map for parents looking to guide their children on the path to adulthood.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 9137

New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Author: Laura Markham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613629

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 8512

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Author: Frances E. Jensen,Amy Ellis Nutt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062067869

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 1134

A New York Times Bestseller Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Samples of some of the most recent findings include: Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain. Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior. Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ. Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers. Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.

Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle

Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity

Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307769097

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 7217

Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there’s help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. The authors behind the best-selling “Every Man” series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience…for the rest of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Author: Amy Morin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062358316

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 7451

"Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up."—Inc. Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs. Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself Don’t give away your power Don’t shy away from change Don’t focus on things you can’t control Don’t worry about pleasing everyone Don’t fear taking calculated risks Don’t dwell on the past Don’t make the same mistakes over and over Don’t resent other people’s success Don’t give up after the first failure Don’t fear alone time Don’t feel the world owes you anything Don’t expect immediate results

Why Won't My Teenager Talk to Me?

Author: John Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702816

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

View: 6002

"It’s easier to be a brain surgeon than a really good parent!" No one finds it easy to be a parent of a teenager. How strict or easy-going should you be? What is the best way to support a teenager who is pushing you away? What do you do if homework is being ignored, or if a young person is up half the night on the phone or internet? How do you communicate with someone who seems not to be listening? In this book, international expert, Oxford psychologist and father, Dr John Coleman, provides a new approach to parenting adolescents. Why won’t my teenager talk to me? draws on ground-breaking research relating to brain development, sleep patterns in adolescence, and communication to offer a valuable tool enabling parents and carers to become more effective and resilient during this stage. Based on the author’s long experience in running workshops for parents of teenagers, the combination of practical advice and research evidence will give readers an invaluable guide to the adolescent stage of life. The book draws on the voices and experiences of a wide range of parents of teenagers. Talking and listening is at the heart of this book. Based on developing strategies for positive and respectful two-way communication, Dr Coleman’s revolutionary "STAGE" framework for parenting offers new insights and helps parents navigate the teenage years. Its aim is to improve relations between parents and teenagers, as well as to help professionals in their work with families. It will appeal to all parents and carers of teenagers, as well as to those in the fields of social work, counselling, health and education.

When Kids Call the Shots

How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully -- and Enjoy Being a Parent Again

Author: Sean Grover

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814436013

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 859

Rebellious, entitled, disrespectful, many kids pummel their parents with demands, and boss them around with impunity. Experts might label them "difficult" and advise how to "fix" them. But parenting struggles rarely originate from just one side. Instead, they erupt at the volatile intersection of a child's personality with a parent's own insecurities and behaviors. Fixing the child requires fixing yourself. In When Kids Call the Shots, therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover untangles the forces driving family dysfunction, and helps parents assume leadership roles. With a liberating message and perceptive advice, the book explores: Three common bullying styles (defiant, manipulative, anxious) used by kids Parenting styles (guilt-prone, anxiety-fueled, fix-everything) that contribute to power imbalances Critical testing periods in a child's development Coping mechanisms that backfire Personalized plans for calmly exerting authority in any scenario And more Caving in to tantrums and threats breeds more of the same. Learn to stop the cycle of abusive behavior and make parenting a pleasure again.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

Author: Meg Meeker,Margaret J. Meeker

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345518098

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 341

View: 7574

Counsels mothers on how to promote health and success in boys, sharing related advice on rebuilding positive mother-son bonds.

A Mom's Guide to Understanding Her Son (Ebook Shorts)

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441241205

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 5471

With honesty and a man's insight, Rick Johnson offers advice on tough issues will set moms and their sons on the road to a positive relationship that influences boys for the rest of their lives.

52 Things Sons Need from Their Moms

Author: Angela Thomas

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736952217

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 438

“He’s 100 percent boy…and I just don’t understand him!” Angela Thomas, bestselling author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Mom, gets it. The mother of four children, Angela brings wisdom, humor, and compassion to her new book for moms. Find encouragement and inspiration as she lays out 52 creative ways to help you connect with your son’s heart. Discover how to cheer him on from the sidelines hear his heart when it hurts teach him strength and leadership make memories that last a lifetime lead with God’s love One week at a time, learn new ways to engage with your son and raise a godly young man. This fun, guilt-free resource will help you delight in the small moments that make for an abundant life.