Parenting adolescents is a time of transition – both for the teenager as he or she enters young adulthood, and for the parents as their role evolves and they become mentors rather than teachers and disciplinarians. On this Focus on the Family broadcast, psychologist and author Dr. Ken Wilgus offers parents practical advice for how they and their teens can thrive during this season of change. He encourages parents to view their teens as young adults, not large children, and to be deliberate and wise in how they progressively give their kids more responsibility. Our guest also offers helpful illustrations on how to have difficult conversations on a range of topics, from entertainment choices to dating.
For more from Dr. Wilgus, check out his book Feeding the Mouth That Bites You: A Complete Guide to Parenting Adolescents and Launching Them Into the World.
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- Dr. Kenneth Wilgus
- Parenting Stages, Teens
- Focus on the Family
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