'I'll dress the way I want!' You wouldn't understand!' 'I'm not going to church!' 'You never trust me!' Comments like these evoke a host of responses from parents of adolescents: anxiety, anger, detachment, despair. But Eugene Peterson believes that these kinds of encounters offer important opportunities for parents and teens to grow closer to each other and to God. This book will help you view your son or daughter's teen years from a refreshing perspective. In addition to a wealth of positive, effective ways to deal with many of the problems and pains of growing up, this encouraging book offers an understanding of parent-adolescent relationships that will promote an atmosphere of communication, trust, frankness, forgiveness, love and harmony in your home. Study questions at the end of each chapter help you apply the practical, biblically based teaching offered here.