Outline of Chapter 8

Look Wide

to Discover Your Teen’s Solutions

The Search for Exceptions

Exceptions are Solutions from the Past That Produced Desirable Outcomes

Exceptions Emerge from God’s Providence

Exceptions Can Be Found in the Teen’s Experiences

Exceptions Can be Found in Unexpected Places

How Can I Use Exceptions with My Angry Teen?

Ask Your Teen to Think Back

Profusely “Blame” Your Teen for Making Wise Choices in the Past

Re-Emphasize that Only Different Behavior Will Produce a Different Outcome

Allow Resistance to Signal That You May Be Pushing Your Own Solution, Not Your Teen’s

Wrap up: Look Wide

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