Making Sense of Life: A Guidebook for Teens and Parents
Ever wondered why some of your friends move through life so easily, while you seem to struggle?
Why it seems that there are endless situations to learn about, to move on in life? Why is communication so difficult with your parents? Does it seem that all the advice that you receive doesn’t fit or apply, to you, or to your situation?
Perhaps much of the advice doesn’t fit—because you need help asking the right questions!
A personal code “helps us to make accurate judgments regarding the bombardment of influences, that continue throughout our life,” says educator Richard J. Patterson, Ph.D. “These influences help us to get started in life toward making our own judgments about how to live and feel about life events. They can also provide good examples, as to how to behave in various situations, or how not to behave.” To gain momentum, as an adolescent, and as a parent, you must learn to work with each other.