Our Last Best Shot Guiding our Children Through Early Adolescence

ISBN-10: 1573228753

ISBN-13: 9781573228756

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Description: It's easy to dismiss ten - to fifteen - year - olds as moody, baffling creatures. Yet these years are perhaps the most critical time in human development, a juncture at which unmatched physical and intellectual growth, expanding creativity, emerging moral sensibilities, awakening sexuality, and maturing emotions converge. Early adolescence is a time when girls and boys may need the help of parents most - yet it's often a time when they are most reluctant to accept it. And it may be a parent's greatest opportunity to effect positive changes in a child's life. In Our Last Best Shot, we meet twelve girls and boys from all across America. Through their stories, and through Laura Sessions Stepp's extensive research, we gain invaluable advice about how to bring up well - adjusted children in these difficult times. Stepp tells how to spot signs of promise as well as signs of danger, and advises parents about when and how they must intervene. Filled with wisdom and common sense, Our Last Best Shot is a book parents and educators cannot afford to be without.

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Knowing Who They Are
Am I Competent? (Eric's Story)
Am I Loved? Am I Loving? (Chandler's Story)
Am I Normal? (Shannon's Story)
The Company They Keep
Hangin' with the Crowd (Libby's Story)
The Loner (Chip's Story)
Best Friends (Angela's Story)
Learning In and Out of School
Low Expectations (Rodney's Story)
Learning Values and Being Valued (Jessica's Story)
Outside the Box (Jack's Story)
The Right Connections
Mom's Friend (Michelle's Story)
Connections Severed, Connections Made (Mario's Story)
The Power of One-Plus (Alana's Story)
Epilogue: School Year 1999-2000
From my Home to yours: Some Concluding thoughts
Notes
General Resources on Adolescence
Bibliography
Index
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