Have you ever wondered what makes the difference in raising an exceptional teenager? Helping your teen to understand his or her core values creates that crucial bond and can make all the difference. Every year, so much time, effort, revenue and just plain life is wasted in conflict between parents and teens. One reason is that there are 16 major personality types, and it means you have a 1 in 256 chance that you and your teen think anywhere near alike. In fact, odds are the two of you have some personality quirks that don't always mesh. With such a huge number of possible combinations, the chance for missed opportunity and disrespect is enormous.
Parents must come to grips with their own values and help their kids do the same. This means using effective communication techniques, personal leadership, and consistent application of values. But as we all know too well, your kids didn't come with an instruction manual. Well, never fear - help is here! In this program, you will discover practical parenting strategies used by successful parents of high achievers, athletes, celebrities, and leaders. You can begin using these parenting techniques today, even if your communications with your teenager have been strained recently. Certified life coach Liv Montgomery guides you through proven methods to help you make a positive change in the life of your teen and set your child up for an exceptionally successful life.
This is an extremely short book. While the author briefly alludes to the importance of values for teens and comes up with a list of questions to help parents and teens think about their values, she stops there with no further help or information about how one develops their answers developing into a cohesive and useful sense of personal values. The book also veered off into talking about behavior and consequences which didn't really fit with the theme. There should've been more discussion about the arc of a value system - the breadth and depth they can take, and also how specific they can be. I regret that I used one credit on this book.