The Roller-coaster Years

The Roller-coaster Years

Raising your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Offers advice for coping with the challeges of raising adolescents, including the effects of hormonal changes, defiance, peer pressure, and sibling rivalry

Blackwell North Amer
For the 20 million parents of 10- to 15-year-olds, The Roller-Coaster Years is a lively guide to mastering the ups and downs of early adolescence. Every parent knows about the terrible twos and the brooding teens, but few have anticipated the wild ride of these magical yet maddening years that can provide all the thrills and chills of a carnival ride.

Now, drawing together the latest information from experts, supported and advised by the National Middle School Association, and with surprising insights from the authors' own surveys of parents, teachers, and the children themselves, The Roller-Coaster Years covers every facet of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of early adolescents, including:

• Appearance Anxiety
• Distractibility
• Fears and Other Emotions
• The Battle for Independence
• Success in School
• Friendship and Peer Pressure
• Sexual Awakening
• The Lure of Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol
• The Promise and Peril of Electronic Media
• Sticky Questions About Your Own Past

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553066845
Characteristics: xix, 308 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sagarese, Margaret


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Sep 30, 2011

Although the book is a little dated (Walkmans, remember those?) I found the information quite useful. There were some good, practical tips and some things to think about. I'd say the book would be a helpful read for anyone dealing with this age group.


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