ERIC Number: ED438957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Too Old for This, Too Young for That! Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years.
Mosatche, Harriet S.; Unger, Karen
Noting that the early adolescent years may be likened to a roller coaster, often unpredictable but exciting and filled with possibility, this book is designed as a survival guide for students in grades 6 through 9 and addresses questions about the new choices and challenges ahead. The seven chapters or "survival tips" are: (1) "Get Used to Your Changing Body," examining puberty and health care; (2) "Like the Skin You're In," focusing on self-esteem and personal appearance; (3) "Understand Your Feelings," which deals with identifying one's emotions, embarrassment, coping with stress, fears, anger, sadness, grief, and helping friends with their feelings; (4) "Connect with Your Family," concerning relationships with parents and siblings, and divorce; (5) "Find, Make, and Keep Friends," dealing with friendship, cliques, middle school groups, bullies, peer pressure, violence, and romantic relationships; (6) "Make the Most of School," discussing the differences between elementary and middle school, and relationships with teachers, cognitive changes, creativity, study skills, successful school projects, report preparation, learning styles and difficulties, extracurricular activities, and preparing for high school and beyond; and (7) "Take Charge of Your Life," focusing on decision making, substance abuse, risk taking, time and money management, hobbies, volunteering, seeking role models and mentors, and considering the future. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Coping, Decision Making, Early Adolescents, Emotional Development, Family Relationship, Friendship, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Physical Health, Puberty, Student Adjustment, Student Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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