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Field Guide To The American Teenager : A Parent's Companion - Joseph Diprisco

Field Guide To The American Teenager

A Parent's Companion

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780738205199
Number Of Pages: 310

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Addressing the isolation, fear, and silence parents endure during their child's adolescence, authors Michael Riera and Joseph Di Prisco get beyond the stereotypes to expertly guide parents to a better appreciation of their teenager's frustrating if not completely troubling behaviour.Through stories and conversations, Field Guide to the American Teenager dramatizes teens living their lives on their own terms, illuminating for bewildered and sometimes beleaguered parents what is extraordinary in the ordinary reality of everyday teenage life. Complete with suggestions for parents to improve communication, Field Guide lets parents stand briefly in their teenager's shoes, ultimately guiding families toward genuine mutual respect and understanding.

Acknowledgmentsp. XI
Forewordp. XIII
Introductionp. XVII
Drinking and Driving: The Undesignated Driverp. 1
Motivation and Success: Participate in Your Own Experiencep. 21
Date Rape: Sex, the Prom, and Other Misunderstandingsp. 39
Integrity: Be Preparedp. 53
Drugs and the Family: Fear and Loathing in the Parking Lotp. 67
Race and Adolescence: There's No "I" in Teamp. 85
Eating Disorders: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wallp. 103
Learning Abilities and Learning Disabilities: What's Up with Russell?p. 121
Freedom and Responsibility: Party at Franny's!p. 139
Divorce: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Ex-Masp. 157
Weapon on Campus?: Miles to Go Before I Sleepp. 173
Being Gay, Coming Out: Wherever You Are, There You Gop. 191
Making Decisions: I Quit, I thinkp. 207
The Breakup: Endless Lovep. 225
Distress, Depression, and Danger: This Is Not a Testp. 243
Romance and the Classroom: What Stars Are Forp. 259
Death and Rebirth: Enormous Changes at the Last Minutep. 273
Where Am I? Being 14-15 Means...p. 285
Who Am I? Being 15-16 Means...p. 288
What Are You Looking At? Being 16-17 Means...p. 291
Where Am I Going and Where Have I Been? Being 17-18 Means...p. 293
Bibliographyp. 297
Notesp. 301
Indexp. 303
About the Authorsp. 310
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ISBN: 9780738205199
ISBN-10: 0738205192
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.39  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1