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  • A Complete Guide to Parenting Adolescents and Launching Them into the World
  • By: Kenneth Wilgus PhD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Kenneth Wilgus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Feeding the Mouth That Bites You

By: Kenneth Wilgus PhD
Narrated by: Dr. Kenneth Wilgus
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"There are times when parenting seems nothing more than feeding the mouth that bites you." (Peter De Vries)

Parenting teenagers can be hard. Maybe you already know that. The question is, does adolescence really need to be a frustrating time for parents and teenagers? If your child isn't a teenager yet, can you make preparations now to avoid many of the pitfalls parents of adolescents go through? With so much information and differing viewpoints, how can a parent really know that they are "doing it right"?

In Feeding the Mouth That Bites You, Dr. Ken Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today's world. Engaging, accessible, and funny, Feeding the Mouth That Bites You summarizes Dr. Wilgus's best teachings on how to parent teenagers, collected over 25 years of work with adolescents and their families as well as two decades of teaching on parenting.

Though trends and technology will always change, the adolescent need for autonomy remains the one foundational issue that is the largest obstacle to a healthy parent/teenager relationship. Feeding the Mouth That Bites You explains this need and the effect it has on a wide range of teenage behavior. Dr. Wilgus clearly outlines his method for safely and effectively meeting this need: Planned Emancipation. Once parents clearly understand adolescents' needs and know how to respond, parenting a teenager becomes much less frustrating. Even their teenagers join in to help out!

Knowing what your teenager needs and being able to provide for that need is truly the art of Feeding the Mouth That Bites You.

©2015 Kenneth R. Wilgus (P)2015 Kenneth R. Wilgus

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  • Brian
  • 28-01-23

Re-read the useful chapters

By far, the most practical and realistic book on parenting teens. This can be a go-to resource to go back to many times, as your teenagers change and grow into adulthood.

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  • Brandon Pippin
  • 27-01-23

WOW

What a wealth of knowledge and experience. Very applicable info for the real world. Thank you Ken for writing this.

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  • Heidi Jaime
  • 20-01-23

Great help

Looking for ways to safely launch your pre teen into adulthood, this is the book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-23

Amazing read

Incredible! We all want the best for our kids as parents. I’ve learned a lot that I want to change to help my kids fully develop.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-23

Eye opening!

So glad I stumbled across the Podcast which led me to the book. Excited to start with my 12 y/o soon!

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  • Luke b
  • 13-01-23

FANTASTIC!

A must- read for anyone with preteens. Audio version is wonderful, but I'm going to now order the hard copy to refer to as needed!

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  • MEL
  • 10-01-23

Most helpful book on parenting!

I’ve read a lot of books and listen to a lot of podcasts on parenting, and I am very much appreciate the authors view and guidelines and step-by-step plan to raise healthy young people to be independent and proud of himself, as well as contributing members of society! Well done

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  • Stacey Farley
  • 09-01-23

Great read even for parents of young kids

Great perspective on helping us to plan emancipation independence for our kids as they grow older as teens a very challenging read but right on.

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  • Redhatzeno
  • 02-01-23

Great Book for Parents with Teenagers!!!

Would recommend to every parent about to head into the season of teenage years. Especially Christian parents!!! I also listen to their podcast now...very helpful!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-22

I needed this!

Book has come along for me at such an important time. So grateful for this work, I look forward to following Dr. Wilgus in the years to come.