The World our Teens Are Growing Up in

In my book, The Five Love Languages of Teenagers, I try to help parents understand contemporary teens.  Their world is vastly different from the world in which we grew up.  Think of these five areas:

Technology – They are bombarded with sights and sounds.

Knowledge and exposure to violence – It is daily and they are keenly aware of it.

The fragmented family – One teen said, “I’m the only student in my class living with my real mother and father.”

Knowledge of an exposure to sexuality – Overtly sexual messages bombard our teenagers daily.

Neutral moral and religious values – They are told that there are no moral absolutes.

Do you understand why I am so concerned that parents learn to love teens effectively?