He acts like he’s hiding something but I can’t figure out what it is.
He doesn’t bring his friends here any more. They always just ‘hang out’ somewhere else.
I have to pry information out of – even the stuff he needs to tell me.
Sound familiar? You’re not alone. All parents go through this as their sons mature. Don’t just let it happen though – flow with it.
Enjoy this journey with your son – and his friends – from childhood into adulthood.
I have two sons and my husband is a soccer coach so I spend a lot of time with teen boys. It always shocks and awes me when teaches or parents of these teens talk poorly about them and their attitudes. There really is so much to love about teen boys.
Yes, they have attitude but they are also the most loving and thoughtful people I’ve ever met! All you have to do is to take a few minutes of non-judgmental conversation to get past their barriers and you’ll have a friend for life.
Okay… about the book 😉
What I liked: This book walks you through each stage of your son’s adolescence. From the preteen years clear into adulthood. I loved how it broke down what is happening to these kids physically, hormonally, and emotionally and then went through how I should react as a parent and how I can help. This book also outlined when to butt out and when to help and, most importantly, what I should be looking for if I suspect there is a problem.
What I didn’t like: The realization that this is the process we’re in and it means the end of their childhood.
I can’t imagine anyone who is in any way connected to an adolescent or teenage boy that couldn’t use this book!
|Author:||Michael Ross, Susie Shellenberger|
|Source:||Bethany House Free Read from Nook & Kindle on 12/21/11|
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