Recipe to Raise Responsible Teens by Age 5
This book is essentially different than the many books which have been written by the so-called “experts” on the subject of child rearing. Most experts tend to devise and then expound on their own theories and present parents with specific but untested rules to follow.
A “theory” says the dictionary, is: “A plan or theme existing in the mind only".
This book is based on 50 years of experience. More
Responsible Teens is not based on a theory, which existed only in the mind, but instead, it is based on years of actual, hands-on experience. The experience that only an actual parent can obtain. This experience was derived over nearly 50 years, from actual practice with real children. Experience from birth through the marriage of the children, and then with grandchildren. Along with the hands-on experience, there has been very close interaction with hundreds of other parents and their children.
This book does not consist of set rules to follow, but rather involves the very “basics” of human interaction. Most of this, I’m sure you are already aware of. Some of this information might help you to look at things a little differently.
One thing is sure: children are little human beings, and we need to be aware of how even seemingly insignificant words, or actions can affect them, both now, and in the future.
Although I do believe in a Supreme Being, or God, I have not included any religious instruction in this book. That is for people to decide for themselves. I’m sure that you will find however, that everything discussed herein, bears no conflict with any religion. It is merely a collection of common sense, basic human concepts, which are too often overlooked in these days of seemingly increased turmoil within the family unit and especially, in the teen population.
Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, whether you are married, divorced, single, or a step-parent, or an adoptive parent, and regardless of whether you are rich, or poor, it is still possible to be a responsible parent, and help your children to grow into responsible teens. These teens then, will have the chance to become the responsible adults they should be.