If you have tween or teen children, or if you associate with teenagers through church, Scouts or somewhere else, then you know they can be utterly confusing. I still think that Middle School Ministries is the best starting place to understanding tweens and teens, but if that is Parenting 101, then the latest book I finished reading might be Parenting 102:
The author is a veteran school teacher and youth group leader, so he packs years of insight and wisdom into this book on teenagers. He covers many points that won’t surprise you. Teenagers need stability, love, boundaries, purpose and respect. If you would like to better understand why they need all of that, and how you can help provide it to them, then you’ll find heart-felt and thought-out guidance throughout thise book.
Extra note: each chapter ends with advice for parents, teachers, and teenagers! So, this is even a great book for teenagers to understand more about themselves and their fellow teens.