All Grown Up and No Place to Go
Teenagers in Crisis
By (author) David Elkind
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All Grown Up and No Place to Go by David Elkind
Book DescriptionOnce our society set aside time for adolescents to grow from children to adults, to become accustomed to their expanding bodies and minds. Now the markers that defined passage--differences in dress, behavior, and responsibilities--have vanished. The institutions that guarded adolescence, such as family and schools, now expect "young adults" to deal with adult issues. Those trends leave teens no time to be teens.All Grown Up and No Place to Go spotlights the pressures on teenagers to grow up quickly. The resulting problems range from common alienation to self-destructive behavior. Quoting teenagers themselves, Elkind shows why adolescence is a time of "thinking in a new key," and how young people need this time to get used to the social and emotional changes their new thinking brings. Many of his ideas, such as the "imaginary audience" that makes teens so self-conscious, have become seminal in adolescent psychology.Already there are more than 175,000 copies of All Grown Up and No Place to Go in print. In this thoroughly revised edition, Elkind also explores the "post-modern family" in which teenagers are growing up. He helps parents and those who work with youth and understand teens in crucial ways, because the root of so many adolescent frictions is the gap between what teenagers need and what our culture provides.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201483857
(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Elkind
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A biographical history of the evolution of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, written by best-selling early childhood author David Elkind, PhD
Parenting on the Go, Paperback (July 2014)
A resource for today's parents of infants and young children with succinct answers to the most common questions.
Power of Play, Paperback (February 2008)
An expert shows us how imaginative play prepares children for academic and social success
Hurried Child, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by David Elkind
Looks at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television and a growing societal incivility to show parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why. This book offers parents and teachers alike insight, advice and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood.
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Author Biography - David Elkind
David Elkind, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and the author of a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place to Go. He lives outside of Boston and on Cape Cod.
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