*** This is a paper presented at the 2010 Eastern Regional Conference of the International Association of Biblical Counselors held at Grace Bible Church in Mountain City, Ga.

Connecting with your teenager can be a hard thing to do.  For many parents it is equally hard to figure out what to do or say (productively) once they have their teenagers attention.  This presentation seeks to provide practical tools (which are built around the approach Jesus used with His twelve disciples) for parents to disciple their teenager.

As you listen to the presentation, it is important to keep two things in mind.  First, this is not a presentation on discipline.  There are other resources that discuss this needed subject.  This presentation is about engaging your teenager in conversations and activities that allow opportunities to shape his/her character.  Second, this presentation is more like a grocery list than a recipe.  You will find an assortment of ingredients that can be put together in many different ways.