Under that hoodie, behind that eye make-up, there frequently lurks a human being of immense charm, affection and wit.' Ann Benton admits that, when her children were teenagers, she enjoyed 'the very best of parenting years'. Yet, from her experience and that of others, she is all too well aware of the frustrations, pitfalls and difficulties that parenting teens can bring.
The Bible book of Proverbs points to wisdom as the key to health, happiness and prosperity. The author points out that the job of parents is not first and foremost to make their teens successful, but to make them wise. With honesty and wit, Ann shows how Proverbs can speak directly into real life, however messy, today.