His words articulated something that has been occurring to me over the past 10 years. Parenting teens is every bit as much about shaping the parent as it is about shaping the teen!
Peterson has the audacity to call the parenting of adolescents a gift! Believe me when I say, that it takes a complete change of perspective to utter those words. To use an old fashioned expression, parenting an adolescent is a sanctifying grace; a means in some cases, a trial by which God more and more fashions you into the YOU he made YOU to be! My experience is that realizing that parenting an adolescent is a gift comes through failure and being exposed.
And it helps me to alter my approach with adolescents to exercise more grace, patience and longsuffering… Hopefully, like God approaches me! Peterson points fellow strugglers to the resources of the church of Jesus Christ. Skip to content Skip to search.
Home All editions This edition , English, Book edition: Like dew your youth: Published Grand Rapids, Mich. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Check copyright status Cite this Title Like dew your youth: Author Peterson, Eugene H. Growing up with your teenager. Physical Description viii, p. Subjects Youth -- Religious life. Summary "I'll dress the way I want!
In Like Dew Your Youth Peterson shows how adolescence is a time for pains of growing up, this insightful book offers an understanding of parent-adolescent. Like Dew Your Youth: Growing Up with Your Teenager and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Like Dew Your Youth: Growing Up with Your Teenager Paperback – October 7, Adolescence is a gift, writes author Eugene Peterson.
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, that adolescence is in fact "a gift from God to the parent in middle-age. Like Dew Your Youth will help you view your son or daughter's teen years from a refreshing perspective. I'd love an updated version where it deals with some new challenges unique to today's kids I didn't have to deal with--like technology and the access it provides to parts of the world and adult living they likely aren't ready for and have trouble processing emotionally.
Dec 07, Pgchuis rated it really liked it.
This book was lent to me by a friend and turned out to be not exactly what I was expecting, but in a good way. It is more about how to be a better parent of a teenager than it is about how to get a better teenager. Quite broad brush and very non-prescriptive, but inspiring and helpful.
May 18, Tina Woodward rated it liked it. Eugene Peterson says the generation gap can be a good thing, and don't try to homogenize the two.
The parent generation contributes the ability to care, to be vulnerable, and shouldn't doubt its legitimate contribution. May 01, Summisse rated it it was amazing. If you have a teenager this book will ease the pain. Aug 29, Hilda Smith added it. Sep 20, Carla is currently reading it.
Great book for those of us entering the "teenage" years as parents Yes, Jonathan is 13! Aug 25, Pamela rated it really liked it.
Family transforming insight, if taken to heart! Shelley rated it liked it May 05, Henrique Soarez rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Mark Spyker rated it really liked it Sep 13, Christie rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Drew Brown rated it it was amazing Jan 29, George Polos rated it really liked it Nov 29, Nov 12, Jon Anderson added it.
A bit dated but there are always gems to be found in Peterson. Or, put another way, in parenting, God is at work on everyone in the room. Dean rated it liked it Jul 08, Dennis Wahlquist rated it liked it Oct 25, Fraser Coltman rated it liked it Nov 30, Charles rated it it was amazing Jul 31,