This is a must-listen guide for parents and grandparents who want to practically and successfully help their teenager navigate the ever-lengthening stage of adolescence, launching them into society with confidence, vision, and success.
Zombies are not found just in horror books and movies. Sometimes they're lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn between their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by feelings of helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill equipped to love, support, and guide them - especially when they may be facing midlife crises of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this "undead" state of being?
In My Teenage Zombie, David L. Henderson explains the teenage zombie's brain, heart, and spirit; how they got into this undead state; and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real case studies of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.
If you are the parent of an undead adolescent, there is hope for you and your child. Or maybe you have children who are not yet adolescents. It's never too early to prepare for the challenges that await you. Either way, stay calm, and start resurrecting zombies!
What members say
The author has some good advice.
But his non-stop use of the “zombie”
metaphor is so tedious, I had to stop reading.
It is a very odd, almost goofy way of attempting to discuss a serious subject. Lastly, his ceaseless comparison of adolescents to grotesque half-dead creatures is truly disrespectful. Teenagers need the help of compassionate adults who see them as worthy souls and developing adults. The author comes across as judgmental, and heartless.
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