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The Primal Teen

The Primal Teen

What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids

  • Author: Barbara Strauch
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307429229
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
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A groundbreaking look at the teenage brain for anyone who has puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager. While many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains of adolescence are primarily psychological, Barbara Strauch highlights the physical nature of the transformation, offering parents and educators a new perspective on erratic teenage behavior. Using plain language, Strauch draws upon the latest scientific discoveries to make the case that the changes the brain goes through during adolescence are as dramatic and crucial as those that take place in the first two years of life, and that teenagers are not entirely responsible for their sullen, rebellious, and moody ways. Featuring interviews with scientists, teenagers, parents, and teachers, The Primal Teen explores common challenges–why teens go from articulate and mature one day to morose and unreachable the next, why they engage in risky behavior–and offers practical strategies to help manage these formative and often difficult years. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Your Young Teen

Understanding Your Young Teen

Practical Wisdom for Parents

  • Author: Mark Oestreicher
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310671167
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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Understanding Your Young Teen is a book on early adolescent development for parents of young teens and pre-teens. Parents of young teens will 1. Gain an understanding of the unique and not-always-obvious realities of early adolescent development. This new understanding can greatly enhance parents’ patience, parenting approaches, and relationship with their child. 2. Review the developmental uniquenesses of the young teen years. Most parents don’t fully appreciate the changes that are taking place in their teens bodies, minds and relationships. This resource will give them a solid understanding of those areas. 3. Explore new research and cultural changes. Parents will get a better understanding of the changing landscape of teen culture and see how much as changed since they were young teens. The bulk of the book will be based on the first half of: Middle School Ministry. The developmental chapters will be re-written for parents, and will not only include the developmental issues themselves, but the practical implications for parenting and living with young teens. A strong pro-young teen bias will permeate the book, as my affection for young teens and conviction that this age is a great opportunity for faith formation will be woven through all chapters. While the book will be based on research and experience, the tone will be conversational, from one parent of young teens to others. First-person tense will be used throughout, along with examples from my family and extensive involvement with young teens.

Teens and Alcohol

Teens and Alcohol

  • Author: Michael V. Uschan
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 1420509489
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 7.7 million Americans between the ages of 12 and 20 admit to consuming alcohol. However, overall rates of past month consumption, binge drinking, and heavy alcohol use have declined significantly between 2006 and 2015. This compelling resource offers a comprehensive and balanced discussion of teen alcohol consumption. The book takes a critical look at the many reasons teens drink, the history of drinking age laws, the emergence of hosting laws, and the punishment of parents who supply alcohol to their teenager.

Sex, Brains, and Video Games, Second Edition

Sex, Brains, and Video Games, Second Edition

Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians

  • Author: Jennifer Burek Pierce
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838915485
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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How do we break through and truly reach our young adult patrons? It begins with understanding them. Librarians who work with teens need information and a big-picture perspective on adolescence that reflects the latest knowledge of cognate fields and the contemporary realities of young people’s lives. In this greatly revised and updated edition of her popular guide Burek Pierce provides exactly that, selecting and synthesizing emerging information from multiple fields of research to effectively support librarians’ work with teens. Far-reaching but pragmatic, this book discusses such important topics as identity and community, sex and sexualities, what experts can tell us about the adolescent brain, and how teens use technology to mediate the world;replaces outdated developmental theories that have been discarded in their home fields but are still sometimes used in the LIS world;looks at how to blend what research tells us about teens with day-to-day work in libraries;reflects new norms of professional practice, such as the increased importance of communityengagement and partnerships, offering librarians a path towards cooperation and collaboration with peers outside the library world; andincludes a bibliography of essential reading for YA librarians. Educators and practitioners, as well as students preparing to enter the field, will all benefit from this compact overview of contemporary research on adolescence.

Teens & Relationships

Teens & Relationships

  • Author: Roger E. Hernandez
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422288730
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Teenagers have many different kinds of relationships: with their parents and grandparents, with their brothers or sisters, with their friends, and even with romantic partners. In contrast to media portrayals of teen life, the Gallup Youth Survey indicates that the lives of most young people are not filled with angst and rebellion. This book examines American youth culture and its role in the relationships of young people, and explores how most teens view their interactions with others.

Middle School Ministry

Middle School Ministry

A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Early Adolescents

  • Author: Mark Oestreicher,Scott Rubin
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • ISBN: 0310867401
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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Many people run scared from the middle school youth room. But (thankfully!) there are people out there who are actually drawn to those young teens. Although often times they’re not equipped to deal with the unique challenges that middle school ministry presents, or they’re just not sure what to do when a room full of young teens (who are “part child, but not quite adult”) are running around the youth room. Finally, there’s a comprehensive guide to middle school ministry, from two veterans of this unchartered territory. Mark Oestreicher and Scott Rubin help youth workers understand the importance of middle school ministry, the development process for young teens and their implications for ministry, and how to best minister to these sometimes misunderstood students. They share their experiences (as middle school pastors and parents of middle schoolers), giving youth workers he encouragement, hope, and training they need to succeed in middle school ministry.

New American Teenagers

New American Teenagers

The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film

  • Author: Barbara Jane Brickman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441176772
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 280
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Taking a closer look at teen film in the 1970s, New American Teenagers uncovers previously marginalized voices that rework the classically male, heterosexual American teenage story. While their parents' era defined the American teenager with the romantic male figure of James Dean, this generation of adolescents offers a dramatically altered picture of transformed gender dynamics, fluid and queered sexuality, and a chilling disregard for the authority of parent, or more specifically, patriarchal culture. Films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, and Badlands offer a reprieve from the 'straight' developmental narrative, including in the canon of study the changing definition of the American teenager. Barbara Brickman is the first to challenge the neglect of this decade in discussions of teen film by establishing the subversive potential and critical revision possible in the narratives of these new teenage voices, particularly in regards to changing notions of gender and sexuality.

Chronic Youth

Chronic Youth

Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

  • Author: Julie Passanante Elman
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479841420
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 288
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The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the “troubled teen” as a site of pop cultural, medical, and governmental intervention, Chronic Youth traces the teenager as a figure through which broad threats to the normative order have been negotiated and contained. Examining television, popular novels, science journalism, new media, and public policy, Julie Passanante Elman shows how the teenager became a cultural touchstone for shifting notions of able-bodiedness, heteronormativity, and neoliberalism in the late twentieth century. By the late 1970s, media industries as well as policymakers began developing new problem-driven ‘edutainment’ prominently featuring narratives of disability—from the immunocompromised The Boy in the Plastic Bubble to ABC’s After School Specials and teen sick-lit. Although this conjoining of disability and adolescence began as a storytelling convention, disability became much more than a metaphor as the process of medicalizing adolescence intensified by the 1990s, with parenting books containing neuro-scientific warnings about the incomplete and volatile “teen brain.” Undertaking a cultural history of youth that combines disability, queer, feminist, and comparative media studies, Elman offers a provocative new account of how American cultural producers, policymakers, and medical professionals have mobilized discourses of disability to cast adolescence as a treatable “condition.” By tracing the teen’s uneven passage from postwar rebel to 21st century patient, Chronic Youth shows how teenagers became a lynchpin for a culture of perpetual rehabilitation and neoliberal governmentality.

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

  • Author: Franklin E. Zimring,David S. Tanenhaus
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479841560
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.

Middle School Ministry Made Simple

Middle School Ministry Made Simple

  • Author: Kurt Johnston
  • Publisher: Standard Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780784722336
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 189
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Kurt Johnston, junior high ministry pastor at Saddleback Church, helps to show that middle school ministry—one of the most overlooked, misunderstood, and important ministries—can be made simple. This is a biblical, practical, and culturally relevant approach from a guy who's been making a difference in the lives of junior highers for more than 20 years.