Understanding Your Teenager

It's often tough to understand why teenagers do what they do. One moment they're calm and rational, and the next they're agitated and emotional. One day they're making incredibly wise choices, and the next they're making disastrous mistakes. Yesterday they earned your trust, but today it seems they've lost it once again. Why such inconsistency? Credit their brains. This parent seminar will be filled with helpful, practical insights from a veteran youth worker (and parent of two teenagers!). He'll guide you through the world of the teenage brain to help you understand and appreciate the amazing transformations it undergoes in adolescence and prepare our children for adulthood and its many responsibilities.

Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max. Marko’s blog: www.whyismarko.com.