Assume Crash Position but Enjoy the Ride: The Diary of a Middle School Parent
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Genre: parenting
Publisher: The 3rd Choice Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Length: 166 pages
ASIN: 1523977809
ISBN: 9781523977802
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.
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About the Book

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

About the Author
Jim Walton

Jim Walton is a career youth pastor, having served on church staff in that capacity for 35 years. In addition to serving as youth pastor, as is common on many church staffs he also served as Director of Christian Education, Choir Director, Assistant Pastor, interim pastor, Worship Leader, and Pastor of Family Ministries.

Jim got his B.A. degree (with honors) in Christian Education from Wheaton College, and an M.A. (with honors) in Christian Ministry from Wheaton Graduate School. He has written four books, has been published dozens of times in magazines and journals, and has given seminars at the national level (Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention), at colleges, many New York State Sunday School Conventions, Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences, churches, events, and he participates in discussion forums. He has spoken at more than 100 retreats, has led both domestic and foreign missions trips, and has trained pastors in the United States and abroad.

He is currently the founder and director of “The 3rd Choice” (www.the3rdchoice.org), an evangelistic, apologetics, and discipling online ministry—reclaiming people with the truth of Christ. The 3rd Choice’s goal is to use the Internet to reach out to the people who want to dialogue, whether you are a Christian or skeptic, professor or student, scientist, atheist, doubter or disciple. The website presents a safe and anonymous Internet environment to dialogue about spiritual topics. He also trains churches to understand the changes needed to keep people in the faith, providing resources for Christians through speaking, Bible commentary and training workshops.