Real Life Conversations

What Teenagers Want Parents to Know

by Kevin Kuczynski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781480896611
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781480896628

About the Book

Teenagers have strong opinions about life as they strive to live right side up in what can often be an upside down world. While adolescents live in an environment that can move too fast, even for them, their parents are left wondering what teens need from them in order to be more successful in life. Sadly, these real conversations about needs and wants rarely occur.
Within a thought-provoking presentation, high school counselor Kevin Kuczynski shares the results of thousands of interactions and conversations with teenagers that provide insight into what teenagers are really thinking and feeling, and often keep from their parents for fear of consequences for their honesty. Their heartfelt stories offer a glimpse into a variety of adolescent challenges that include family turmoil, divorce, feeling unloved, and how they see their parents as they struggle with homework, sexual choices, dating trials, the temptations of drugs or alcohol, and much more. While Kuczynski pulls back the curtain to reveal their obstacles, he includes personal commentary and introspective questions that encourage open communication from both sides to create healthier relationships.
Real Life Conversations is a reflective guide that brings awareness to the challenges of teenagers and how their parents’ choices impact them.

About the Author

Kevin Kuczynski is a high school counselor and life coach who has been working with teenagers and their parents for over twenty-five years. He brings a wealth of private-practice experience, specializing in adolescent, family, and marital therapy. He currently serves on the advisory board for a large private counseling center in Southeast Michigan. Kevin published his first book, Behind the Counselor’s Door in 2015, and he has also been published in the Student Assistance Journal, Counselor Magazine, and WebMD. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and a master’s degree from Liberty University. He lives in Macomb Township, Michigan, with his wife, Jennifer, their two children, Hannah and Ty, and their two dogs, Reesie and Bear. He can be reached at