Field Guide to the American Teenager: A Parent's Companion

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Contents
AcknowledgmentsXI
Foreword by Joan RyanXIII
IntroductionXVII
1 Drinking and Driving The Undesignated Driver1
2 Motivation and Success Participate in Your Own Experience21
3 Date Rape Sex, the Prom, and Other Misunderstandings39
4 Integrity Be Prepared53
5 Drugs and the Family Fear and Loathing in the Parking Lot67
6 Race and Adolescence There's No "I" in Team85
7 Eating Disorders Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall103
8 Learning Abilities and Learning Disabilities What's Up with Russell?121

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Introduction xvii
  • 1 - Drinking and Driving 1
  • 2 - Motivation and Success 21
  • 3 - Date Rape 39
  • 4 - Integrity 53
  • 5 - Drugs and the Family 67
  • 6 - Race and Adolescence 85
  • 7 - Eating Disorders 103
  • 8 - Learning Abilities and Learning Disabilities 121
  • 9 - Freedom and Responsibility 139
  • 10 - Divorce 157
  • 11 - Weapon on Campus? 173
  • 12 - Being Gay, Coming Out 191
  • 13 - Making Decisions 207
  • 14 - The Breakup 225
  • 15 - Distress, Depression, and Danger 243
  • 16 - Romance and the Classroom 259
  • 17 - Death and Rebirth 273
  • Appendix a "Where Am I?" - Being 14-15 Means . . . 285
  • Appendix B "Who Am I?" - Being 15-16 Means . . . 288
  • Appendix C "What Are You Looking At?" - Being 16-17 Means . . . 291
  • Appendix D "Where Am I Going and Where Have I Been?" - Being 17-18 Means . . . 293
  • Bibliography 297
  • Notes 301
  • Index 303
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