Are you ready for your child's teen years? If you've ever lain awake at night wondering what might be around the corner of your child's adolescence; this book is for you! After more than thirty-eight years of working with more than 2;500 years; Mark Gregston; founder of heartlight; a Christian residential counseling center; introduces Tough Guys and Drama Queens—a must-read "how-to" book for parents of pre-teens and teens with time-tested; biblical techniques to guide you through these unavoidably challenging years. Mark helps parents realize that some natural parenting approaches are actually counter-productive and therefore totally ineffective.In place of those; he offers tried and true wisdom on the vital importance of relationship; forgiveness; and explains how conflict is actually the precursor to change. Everyday your child is bombarded by highly sexualized culture and over-exposed to words and images that can influence them beyond your reach.your connection to them during these years is critical as is your response to tough issues such as appearance; performance; authority and respect; boundaries; and many more.