In one sense everything has changed since you were a kid, and in another sense everything is still the same. Since most parents really only get to see the reality show of adolescence in their own home, they can too easily think they’ve been bad parents or somehow blown it with their kids. Parents need to realize the trauma is just the normal course of adolescence, and that it’s often just a rough time of transition for kids and a harsh time of adjustment for parents. In this book, you’ll get the sense that kids are just kids, and parents need to hold their course through the metamorphosis that we now call Middle School.
“In those moments when you feel alone, tired, worn down, worried that you are not a good parent, wonder why these problems and struggles are happening in your family (and think no one else’s family could possibly be dealing with them), reach for this book. In it you will find comfort. You will hear a voice of calm, reason, reassurance, and hope that in time, as our children grow up and become adults, all will be well. The author has walked in your shoes and has the courage to share his family’s story with other parents in his desire to support them through their journey. He uses honesty, humor, insight, his own experiences as a father of three, and helpful strategies in his quest to deliver a book that will serve as a useful guide to parents.” -Chris Snyder, LCSW-R