• The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

  • The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively
  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (887 ratings)

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By: Gary Chapman
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Publisher's Summary

Struggling to connect with your teen?

Never before has raising teens been so perplexing. If you are wondering what on earth you're doing wrong, you're not alone. But there is hope. By learning to meaningfully express love amid your teens' many changes, you can stay connected, maintain influence, and help them grow into healthy adults.

Dr. Gary Chapman will help you:

  • Understand today's teenagers
  • Identify your teen's primary love language
  • Discover how to best express love to your teen
  • Address your teen's need for independence and responsibility
  • Respond with love and wisdom when your teen fails

Raising teens is tough, but with Dr. Chapman's expert advice and practical examples, you can do it - and do it well.

©2016 Moody Publishers (P)2016 Oasis Audio

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Strong Religious Undertones / Good Ideas

I had a hard time listening to this to be honest. I didn't realize how religious the book was going to be so I kept leaving and going back to it. In addition to the religious undertones, it felt sort of outdated in the fact that they were pushing things like letting them only have sleepovers with same sex friends, etc. which doesn't really fit with our society today. What if your teen is gay? The book assumes you have a heterosexual privileged lifestyle. There is an example in the book that someones son made a huge mistake because he got a girl pregnant while in college and the girl wouldn't have an abortion despite his insistence and the parents were devastated that he ruined his life. Maybe it's just me, but it felt really out of touch on the real world examples.

Any time you are helping understand teenagers is a win. I took some ideas out of it, so it is definitely worth a listen to find out how to better communicate with your teen. I just really didn't agree with or connect with a lot of the undertones of the book.

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If implemented? Magnificent!

As a family and marital therapist I wholeheartedly suggest following the practical guidance of this book will transform even healthier parent/teen relationships. Implementing the steps outlined will take patience, diligence and consistency over an extended period of time (far more than a few weeks)! Doing so may transform most relationships in your sphere of influence. Dr. Chapman also shares important insight about this development stage that will help you understand your teen. This seems to be lacking in so many other parenting books.

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Helped shed much needed insight into the teen life.

I have read the 5 love languages before and was debating on whether purchased this audio book would help with my distant teen or not. I am glad I did. There was some much needed insight and self reflection. It was easy to listen to and already, within 1 week of practicing some of the suggestions for filling my teens love tank, I am experiencing positive reactions. I highly recommend this book, even to people (who like me) KNOW the 5 love languages.

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A must read

This book is a must read for anyone who's trying to better understand how to communicate with teens. its perfect for every parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent and teacher.

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Worth repeating!

This book was so helpful! It truly spoke to the things I’m currently experiencing with my teens (both good and bad). This book shines a light on parental flaws and points is down the path of better parenting -but it doesn’t let teens off the hook. I strongly believe that my family will be better for generations to come because of this book. I plan to listen to it as often as needed.

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No interesting insights

Not an intelligent book. Just a bunch of cliches. Not scientifically based. I feel like every sentence that he writes has been written a million times before, and much of it isn't even true but just assumptions that people pass on to one another.

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A must read for parents with teens or pre teens!

It's sad how many teens are treated in a way that ends up hurting them only because many parents don't know about what's in this book. These principles are a sure way to make sure your teen or pre teen feels your love for them.

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insightful

loved the narration and that I could listen to it at work and while I was crafting.

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Great book.

I recommend this book to everyone. I am sure it is making a difference in my family.

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Changing our lives

This is a must read if you've ever felt frustrated at your teen and they with you. I'd been praying about our relationship and heard God say, Love him. I was trying! This book gave traction to my good intentions!!! ---Mom

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  • Sue
  • 05-01-19

must read without a doubt if you have teens

What a insight I have received reading this book. i have learned a lot and realised how little I knew. this is a book someone with teens (to be) must have and read regularly so you not reversing to old, unproductive habits but instead learn new effective ways to deal with young adults.

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  • Mom in training
  • 11-28-19

I have turned the corner after reading this book

Practical advices. Realistic situations and examples. Not lecturing or patronising like some other parenting books. It reminds me that my sons are growing up and going through a transition. This helps me seeing things from their points of view so I can help them better. We tend to treat them in the same way we did when they were younger. They could be feeling unsure of themselves going through this stage. We would add more pressure by telling them what they should do, how they should be like... I am recommending this book to a couple of girlfriends who are going through the same stage.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-20

Glad have learned from this book.

very useful for responsible parents n teenage relationship building.

I like the statement " freedom comes with responsibility "

enjoyed the full book.

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  • yi
  • 01-28-20

A must read for parents

Glad to have stumped on this. Seeing changes already. Thanks for providing hope to parents

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  • Mummy Dee
  • 01-14-22

Religious and homophobic

Really disappointed in this book. I have 4 children aged 20, 18, 13 and 12 years old. I’m only on chapter 3 and due to the negative tone used to describe same sex parents, bordering homophobic and the religious aspects I don’t think I will bother with the rest of the book. Completely lost any respect for the author. Waste of money!

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  • Francois
  • 10-06-21

Be aware of the 1st publishing date

The author may have been on the right path but that was the beginning 2005 and now nearly 20 years later it needs rewriting. When your son brings back a pregnant girlfriend you cannot just 'pray for them and the child' while they interrupt their lives and you enjoy being grandparents!

The references to God constantly is too much and not inclusive. This will teach me for not reading reviews enough!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-28-22

Thinly veiled sermon

I'm sure the content is reasonable but I couldn't get past the constant religious references and overtones.
My own fault for not researching the book prior to purchase.
I can't recommend but that doesn't make it a bad book, just not for me.

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  • SH
  • 07-27-21

Practical, relevant parenting help

I am so grateful for Dr. Chapman's books. About 15 years ago, my husband and I read the 5 Love Languages and saved our marriage. We read the Children's 5 love languages when our son was younger. Now that he is 13, I searched for the next book and found this one for teenagers.
I love that Dr. Chapman is so easy to listen to. He is funny. He is practical. He comes from a been-there perspective, not clinical or theoretical background. He uses many examples that make me laugh because I can relate so well.
As we raise our son, we are raising ourselves. So grateful to have Dr. Chapman on our side.
As a side note - yes, the principals shared work in both USA and Kiwi cultures, with a little tweaking for the latter.
Seanna
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  • catherine ng
  • 01-26-21

Every parent should listen to this book

Loved the real life cases presented in the book and the practical advice given in each case.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-14-20

Oh, man!

Exceptional, informative, and full of heart truths!
Foundational for understanding the needs of love, and specifically the love of teenagers. Helpful in both practical guidance and in concept- so your not just thinking, and your not just doing.
As a semi- young adult- reading(hearing) it actually caused waterworks in certain chapters- it explained the reason why I felt like I did very well- and explains an effective approach that would have melted my heart if utilized as a teen.

Highly recomend!
I hope you enjoy it as much as me!