Parenting a teenager may be the toughest job you'll ever have, says Roger Cross. But it is also one of the most important. Research confirms that parents are still the biggest influence on their children. And the way you parent your teenager in turn influences how your teen handles issues like goals, balance, anger and failure.Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience working with Youth For Christ and raising two teens of his own, Cross unpacks the essential characteristics of a good coach and introduces five principles that will transform your relationship with your teen.Cross shows you how to help your teenager develop goals, find balance in life, fail "forward" and cope with anger. Most importantly, he shows you how to come alongside your teenager to offer challenge, support and guidance in preparation for adult life.