For any parent who just wants their teenager to turn out “right”, I highly recommend you read this book. My kids aren’t even at the ‘teenager’ stage, yet, but I still found this book incredibly insightful and helpful, and think it will really come in handy in about 5 years! 😉
Mr. Sanford helps you, the reader, to understand, first, the difference between ‘control’ and ‘influence’. He then goes on to show why one works and the other doesn’t.
Many examples are given, and the word-pictures Mr. Sanford uses really help you to grasp the concepts presented.
There’s even an entire chapter dedicated to explaining the different levels of services available to help parents of truly out-of-control teens.
This is, by far, the best “parenting” book I’ve ever read. Highly recommended.
Edited to add: To read another (even more thorough!) review of this book, please click HERE to visit my friend, Deena’s, blog!