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Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

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ISBN-10: 1843103672

ISBN-13: 9781843103677

Edition: 2005

Authors: Margot Waddell, Jonathan Bradley

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How much independence should parents allow teenagers who claim rights and privileges but do not take responsibility, show excessive confidence and test the boundaries of discipline? To what extent should parents try to understand and accept changes in their adolescent child when he doesn't fully understand these changes himself? How can parents cope with the physical changes and emotional challenges in their adolescent child? Margot Waddell offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to addressing issues of bullying, stealing and same-sex friendships, she guides parents as they watch oft en helplessly as their children…    
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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Margot Waddell is a consultant child psychotherapist in the Adolescent Department of the Tavistock Clinic. She has written extensively on adolescent psychiatry, including on groups, gangs and scapegoating, and is author of Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of Personality (1998). She lives in London.

Jonathan Bradley is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist in the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic, where he is the Child Psychotherapy Head. He is the Organising Tutor of the PG Dip/MA in Psychoanalytic Studies offered by the Tavistock Clinic and the University of East London. A two-year Work Discussion Seminar has always played a prominent part in this large course. He is author of 'Coping With Life' (addressed specifically to adolescents). He is the Editor of the revised 'Understanding Your Child' series, published by Jessica Kingsley. He is interested in the processes involved in group learning, and he has worked as a staff member in group relations events, both…    

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Other Bodies: Other Selves
Puberty: bodily changes
Typical anxieties
Parents' responses
Sexuality
Masturbation
Making new relationships
Homosexuality
Old emotions, new feelings
School Life: The Primary/Secondary Divide
Making friends
Parents' attitude to school
The role of learning
Groups: Inclusion and Exclusion
The pleasures of group life
Gangs
Isolation
A Question of Identity: "Who am I?"
What it feels like
Rebelling and conforming
Experimenting and testing: music, clothes, leisure
Going to the limits
Parents' response to the challenge
Running into Difficulties
Stealing
Drinking, drugs and other problems
Eating disorders
Promiscuity
Life in the Family
Parents separating from children
Separation and divorce
Brothers and sisters
Sharing with other parents
Conclusion
Further Reading
Helpful Organizations
Index