Parents who struggle to find balance on the roller-coaster ride of raising teens are led through calming daily reflections in this handy, self-affirming guide written by a parent for parents. To make it easy for people with busy schedules, each reflection is only one page long, and subjects cover everyday topics like family humor and musical tastes to larger contemplations including loss, teen sexuality, and drug abuse. Readers are encouraged to abandon their attitude that child raising is a process that flows solely from parent to child and to instead think of raising children as a flowing interaction between parent, child, and other family members.
About the Author:
Patricia Hoolihan teaches a variety of writing classes at The Loft and Metropolitan State University and is the author of Small Miracles: Daily Mediations for Mothers in Recovery and Teen Girls Only: Daily Thoughts for Teenage Girls. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.