HOW TO PREPARE YOUR TEEN TO
SUCCEED IN A COMPLEX WORLD
There are so many influences on teens and young adults today, the flood is impossibleto control. Often, teens' questions about themselves and their futures are too much forparents to handle alone, or worse, go unnoticed and unanswered. The consequence ofignoring these can lead to decades of unnecessary struggle. Adolescence Is Not a Diseaseoffers innovative, real-life, real-world solutions to problems both parents and teens face.Internationally recognized mentor, Jeffrey Leiken, explains the three distinct stages ofthe deep and complex inner journey each teen goes through in becoming a self-sufficientadult, and how you can help your teens answer their most urgent and challengingquestions and move toward fulfilling adulthoods.
Leiken shares themes, struggles, and solutions almost all teens and their parents face,highlighting the differences between coming-of-age in the twenty-first century, whilehonoring the universal constants that we all went through. Leiken poignantly discouragesparents from blindly deferring to the pervasive, contemporary, one-dimensional, feardriven“expert advice” that too often pathologizes adolescence, misunderstands it, andcreates the problems it then tries (and mostly fails) to fix. Rather than try to become anexpert in parenting, Leiken will help you to instead become an expert in raising your own.