Synopses & Reviews
<STRONG><P align=center>Are You Equipped to Love <BR>Your Teenager Effectively?</P></STRONG><P>Never before has the task of parenting teenagers been more perplexing. Despite the peer pressure that teenagers face, it is still parents who influence teens the most. And the door to that influence is love. Love is the most functional building block of parent-teen relationships. According to Dr. Gary Chapman parents must learn to express their love in a language that makes sense to their teenager. Some teens long for tender words; others desire a gentle touch, a thoughtful gift, a kind deed or quality time spent together. Find out which one of these love languages your child speaks:</P><P><STRONG>-Quality Time<BR>-Words of Affirmation<BR>-Gifts<BR>-Acts of Service<BR>-Physical Touch</STRONG></P><P>Through true stories from the counseling office of Gary Chapman, you will discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family. </P>
<P>At no other time have parents, teachers, and mentors been more desperate to find proven ways to reach teens. Bestselling author Gary Chapman gives practical guidance on how to discover and express the teen's primary love language. A resource for stemming today's tide of violence, immorality and dispair.</P>
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers contains very practical guidance on how to express the teen's primary love language, how to teach them appropriate responsibility, and how to properly handle both parental and teen anger. It is a tangible resource for stemming the tide of violence, immorality, and despair engulfing many teens today.
About the Author
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.
Table of Contents
<P>TABLE OF CONTENTS<BR><BR>Acknowledgments / 9<BR>Introduction / 11<BR><BR>1. Understanding Contemporary Teens / 17<BR> <BR>2. The Importance of Parental Love / 29<BR><BR>3. <EM>Love Language #1</EM>: Words of Affirmation / 41<BR><BR>4. <EM>Love Language #2</EM>: Physical Touch / 59<BR><BR>5. <EM>Love Language #3</EM>: Quality Time / 73<BR><BR>6. <EM>Love Language #4</EM>: Acts of Service / 93<BR><BR>7. <EM>Love Language #5</EM>: Gifts / 107<BR><BR>8. Discovering Your Teen's Primary Love Language / 123<BR><BR>9. Love and Anger: Help for Parents / 139<BR><BR>10. Love and Anger: Help for Our Teens / 151<BR><BR>11. Love and Independence / 165<BR><BR>12. Love and Responsibility / 183<BR><BR>13. Loving When Your Teen Fails / 205<BR><BR>14. Love Languages in the Single Parent Family / 221<BR><BR>15. Love Languages in the Blending Family / 235<BR><BR>Epiloque / 249<BR><BR>Appendices:<BR><EM>Appendix 1</EM>: How Teenagers Got Their Name / 253<BR><EM>Appendix 2</EM>: A Family Forum in Action / 257<BR><EM>Appendix 3</EM>: For Further Reading / 261<BR>The Five Love Languages Test for Teens / 263</P>