Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

Synopsis

An educator writes for parents, teachers, and others, summarizing early adolescent development and behavior; parenting; and teachingcharacteristics of successful teachers, classroom management, and how teachers can use current understanding of adolescents' intellectual, physical, and social development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Excerpt

Moody, irritable, volatile, smart-mouthed, know-it-all, rebellious, critical, sarcastic, and "too big for their britches." Is there a 10-to 14-year-old child(ren) in your life who fits this description? These are some of the most commonly used words to describe early adolescent children today. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or other person who has contact with early adolescent children, if you would like to know why these children behave the way they do and what early adolescence is all about, this book is for you.

Early adolescents, children aged 10 to 15, are one of the least studied, least understood groups of children in society today. While there are many books available on infant development, early childhood, and the teen years, there are few devoted exclusively to the 10-to 15-year-old child, a child experiencing unprecedented change, growth, and development through the process of puberty. The reason for writing this book is to provide parents, teachers, and others who work with early adolescents with a comprehensive look at early adolescent children, how they think, and why they behave the way they do.

Early adolescence is a unique and significant period in human development. It marks the end of an individual's childhood years and the beginning of youth or young adulthood. It is a time of great transition. For a period of two to four years, during which . . .

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