Like it or not, your son is Generation Z. He has been adored and treasured, photographed and recorded. Many of his generation of adolescents are outwardly assertive and outspoken and have good boundaries, yet inwardly they are full of paradoxes. And they are confusing to manage – your GenZ or millennial rules you. They are clever. But you need to be smarter.
Teens, and not confident, capable adults, are the ones who should overreact, sulk, withdraw or blame. If you find yourself resorting to this behaviour, it is time to reset your parenting methods, as teenagers need centred adults to guide them.
If you are confused or irritated by your pre-teen or teenage son, or feel bewildered and hurt by his behaviour, this book will provide you with a clear understanding of teenagers in general and teenage boys in particular.
As you learn about the development of masculinity, identify your parenting style, become better informed about your role as a parent and familiarise yourself with the issues facing parenthood today, you will become a more compassionate, centred and effective parent.
Drawing on Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology, the processes and ideas in this practical guide will help you survive your teenage son with your sanity intact.
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26 February, 18h30 for 19h00, the Woodlands Pavilion, Bishops Diocesan College, Campground Rd, Rondebosch
7 March, 16h00, The Village Book Launch, Ginja Restaurant, The Pierhead, V&A Waterfront
10 March, 18h00, Wynberg Boys’ High School, Lovers Walk, Wynberg
11 March, 17h00, Talk at Life Day Spa, Century City
12 March, 08h00, Rondebosch Boys High School Coffee Morning, Murison Commons
28 April, 10h00, Suidoosterfees, Artscape
3 March, Fourways High School, Kingfisher Dr, Fourways, Sandton
5 March, 17h30 for 17h45, Pridwin Prep School, St Andrews St, Melrose
23 April, TBC, Kingsmead College Book Fair, 132 Oxford Road, Melrose
2 March, 18h00, Clifton, 102 Lambert Rd, Morningside