ERIC Number: ED418784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Living with a Work in Progress: A Parents' Guide to Surviving Adolescence.
Freeman, Carol Goldberg
This book is a collection of essays on all of the common problems, experiences, and humorous anecdotes of adolescence. It is written to alter the common negative perception of adolescence and instill a feeling of celebration of this period of tremendous change in children's lives. Following an introductory section, the second section of the book, "Uncommon Traits," discusses privacy issues, mother and daughter relationships, limits, and eating disorders. The third section, "Friendship," explores choosing friends, rejection, new friends, wanting to belong, jealousy, and "telephonitis." The fourth section, "Schoolwork," looks at respect, adjusting to school, the report card, and stress. The fifth section, "Boyfriends & Girlfriends," discusses being pursued, being in love, and saying no. The sixth section, "Beyond Academics," explores spring sports, fear of failure, networking, gender-stereotyping, and dealing with grief and loss. The seventh section, "Togetherness," discusses feeling needed, surprises, snow days, and the annual Christmas letter. The eighth section, "Letting Go," discusses summer camp, the graduation dress, and a time of self-discovery. The final section provides a brief, humorous summary of the period of adolescence. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Rearing, Developmental Stages, Humor, Intermediate Grades, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parents, Puberty, Secondary Education, Student Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.
Note: Illustrations by Katie Sullivan.