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Beyond Mama Bear

How to Survive the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenagers


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Beyond Mama Bear by Lisa Lane Filholm
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Hope for frazzled families! Parents of teenagers need new role models. When our cubs are young, Mama Bear is a fine example: strong, smart, sassy, sure of herself. But she is a dangerous role model when our kids turn into adolescents. When puberty hits and life turns into a three-ring circus, Mama Bear hibernates. Goes to sleep on the job. Parents do the same: we tend to check out (because teenagers are awful and we're exhausted), leaving our kids vulnerable on their rocky journey toward adulthood. From a high school teacher (and parent) who has seen it all, here is some frank, funny, practical advice for staying vigilant during these topsy-turvy years. Parents who know, protect and honor their teenagers can find balance for the whole family. New role models--the peregrine falcon (watch them), the ninja (disarm them), the personal trainer (work them), the mentor (guide them) and many more--can help!

Author Biography

Lisa Lane Filholm is a parent of two adolescent boys. She earned her B.A. in English from Colorado College, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. in Keepin' It Real from her time in the trenches of teaching high school (and from being a former terrible teenager herself).
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March 21st, 2017
Daisy Lane Productions
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