You'll Make It (and They Will Too):

Everything No One Talks About When You're Parenting Teens

You'll Make It (And They Will Too) Book

A lifeline of hope for parents of teens who feel adrift on the real and raw parenting journey, presented with wisdom and faith—and a touch of candid humor—from seasoned educator, mother, and Today Parenting contributor Amy Betters-Midtvedt.

You'll Make It (and They Will Too) is as much about navigating the minefields of anxiety and mental health as it is setting curfews, convincing kids to bring their dishes back to the kitchen, and deciding whose turn it is to have the car keys. It’s about dancing in the kitchen with soon-to-be adult kids who are taller than you. It’s making appointments with a therapist and a college admissions counselor in the same week. It’s helping your kids cling to faith even as they reject the pew on Sunday mornings.

“Parenting teens doesn’t come with a manual, but
this book comes as close to one as I’ve ever read.”

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford

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As a mom with five kids ages twelve to twenty-two living at home, Amy Betters-Midtvedt found that parenting teens challenged everything she thought it meant to be a “good” mom. But in the unraveling came the building of something new and more beautiful than she could have imagined: an incredible sense of love, hope, joy, and relationship—even in the mess.

Through stories steeped in hope and prayer of both her professional and personal parenting journey, Amy shares:

  • words of comfort for when you feel alone, together with wisdom and strategies that will help you to not just survive the sleepless nights, but also to thrive as a stronger family unit
  • prayers to draw on God’s strength when everything feels overwhelming
  • a path forward with your teenagers that brings you into a lifelong loving relationship
  • ways to celebrate the beauty in your teens in all that they are, just as God made them

Each chapter will leave you equipped, encouraged, and less alone by guiding you through how to listen to your own heart when parenting your precious teen.

about the author

Amy Betters-Midtvedt is a Today Parenting contributing author with more than a million readers and twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and families. In both her job as a literacy coach and in her personal life--where she and husband, Todd, wrangle their five children--she has been surrounded by kids and teens and is passionate about serving them. Amy has a master's degree in leadership, curriculum, and instruction.