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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On Point of View today, Kerby chats with licensed psychologist, author and speaker, Dr Ken Wilgus about his new book, Feeding the Mouth that Bites You. In his book on parenting teens, Dr. Ken Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today’s world.

Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
Point of View Radio Talk Show Host

Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…

Dr. Ken Wilgus
Psychologist, Author, Speaker
Dr. Ken Wilgus is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families, couples therapy and individual therapy with adults. He maintains a private, outpatient practice with offices in McKinney and Dallas.

Dr. Wilgus is a sought-after speaker and regularly teaches on a wide range of topics relating to parenting, marriage, family and faith. He is the author of “Feeding The Mouth That Bites You,” a guide for parents of adolescents. He is also co-founder of “RingLeaders,” a men’s ministry focused on strengthening the role of husbands in Christian marriage.

Dr. Wilgus received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and Clinical Internship at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He received a Masters degree in School Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio after completing his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He was formerly the Director of Psychology for the Child and Adolescent Department at the Minirth-Meier Clinic in Dallas, Texas.
Feeding The Mouth That Bites You: A Complete Guide to Parenting Adolescents and Launching Them Into the World
“There are times when parenting seems nothing more than feeding the mouth that bites you.” — Peter De Vries Parenting teenagers can be hard. Maybe you already know that. The question is, does adolescence really need to be a frustrating time for parents and teenagers? If your child isn’t a teenager yet, can you make preparations now to avoid many of the pitfalls parents of adolescents go through? With so much information and differing viewpoints, how can a parent really know that they are "doing it right?” In Feeding The Mouth That Bites You, Dr. Ken Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today’s world. Engaging, accessible, and funny, Feeding The Mouth That Bites You summarizes Dr. Wilgus’s best teachings on how to parent teenagers, collected over twenty-five years of work with adolescents and their families as well as two decades of teaching on parenting. Though trends and technology will always change, the adolescent need for autonomy remains the one foundational issue that is the largest obstacle to a healthy parent/teenager relationship. Feeding The Mouth That Bites You explains this need and the effect it has on a wide range of teenage behavior.
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