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Author Lerner, Richard M.

Title The good teen : rescuing adolescence from the myths of the storm and stress years / Richard M. Lerner ; with Roberta Israeloff.

Imprint New York : Crown Pub., c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    155.5 LER    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 257 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-242) and index.
Contents What we can learn from Tom and Huck -- Promoting positive development : from theory to practice -- Competence -- Confidence -- Connection -- Character -- Caring -- Contribution -- When real trouble brews -- Beyond our own families : a call to action.
Summary For many parents the thought of the teen years holds dread: teens are obstinate, inconsiderate, and defiant; they sulk and stress; they are prone to bad decisions and unreasonable behavior. Yet, although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: the bad rap on adolescents is an undeserved one. Here, child development specialist Lerner dismantles old myths and redefines normal adolescence. His work reveals that in spite of the stereotypes, today's teens are basically good kids who maintain healthy relationships with their families. He presents the personality characteristics, called the 5 Cs, that are proven to fuel positive development: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring. He also prescribes specific ways parents can foster the 5 Cs at home and in their communities. --From publisher description.
Subject Adolescence.
Adolescent psychology.
Added Author Israeloff, Roberta, 1952-
ISBN 0307347575

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