In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host, Rush Witt, spends a rewarding time with author and counselor Kristen Hatton. Kristen has written a number of great books for teenagers, and has recently shifted focus to helping parents through her book, Parenting Ahead: Preparing for the Teen Years. Parents of teenagers will be helped by Kristen’s calm and focused approach to parenting teens. They talk about the difference between fixing our teens and parenting with grace, interesting ways to keep family life fun, and how to patiently walk through the pressures both parents and teenagers face today.
0:30 – Intro
2:15 – Empty Nesting
7:30 – Time for Writing and Counseling
11:30 – How have you shifted to writing for a new audience?
15:00 – What are the biggest needs express by parents of teens?
17:10 – Teen Pressures
23:00 – Helping Teens Navigate the Big Pressures
27:20 – Kristen Help Parents Know How to Help Teens
33:30 – Why Should Teens “Get Their Story Straight?”
37:00 – Farewell
About Kristen Hatton:
Kristen Hatton is a counselor and author passionate about helping families. She lives with her pastor-husband, Pete, in Dallas, Texas. Together they have three young adult children and a son-in-law. Kristen is the author of Get Your Story Straight, Face Time, The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students, and Parenting Ahead.