Good Teen, The

Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years
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  • ISBN :9780307347589
  • Format :Paperback
  • Pricing Attribute :Normal
  • Page Count :272
  • Publication Date :1-Nov-08
  • Publisher :Penguin Random House LLC, US
  • Author :Richard M Lerner

Description :Who says the teen years have to be terrible? Although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: Adolescents have gotten a bad rap--and this according to a landmark eight-year study of 4,000 teens from twenty-five states. In The Good Teen, acclaimed researcher Richard M. Lerner sets the record straight. The book: - Explores the academic origins of "the troubled teen," dismantling old myths and redefining normal adolescence

- Presents the five characteristics of teen behavior that are proven to fuel positive development--Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring--and specific ways parents can foster them

- Envisions our children as resources to be developed, not problems to be fixed

- Clearly shows parents what to do when things really go wrong--all teens, no matter how troubled they seem, can be helped

- Encourages new thinking, new public policies, and new programs that focus on the strengths of teens "There is no one in America today who understands teenagers better than Richard Lerner." --William Damon, author of The Moral Child, professor

of education, and director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, Stanford University