ERIC Number: ED450320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
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Generation Risk: How To Protect Your Teenager from Smoking and Other Dangerous Behavior.
Teenagers are presented with increasing degrees of freedom and exposure to risk in the current fast-paced electronic age. Teenagers challenge parents to help them find ways to overcome the risks around them. This book speaks to the parent child relationship and provides parents with insights on how to protect their children from the dangers around them or those that they may seek out. Part One begins by analyzing the characteristics of this current generation of risk-takers. It provides parents with information about the motivations and culture of this generation. In Part Two, ideas are presented that parents can employ to have more effective communication with their teenagers. It discusses how to handle teens smoking and what parents can do if they are smokers themselves. Part Three explains what steps to take if parents find out that their teenager has started smoking. It offers advice on what to say, offers facts on smoking and addiction, and provides tips on how to reach them. The information aims to empower teenagers to repel the threat or enticement of smoking. Case studies are presented throughout the book and serve to shed light on the attitudes and issues that pertain to this generation. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Empowerment, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Prevention, Smoking
M. Evans and Co., Inc., 216 East 49th St., New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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