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Book TitleAdolescence The Survival Guide for Parents And TeenagersAuthorsElizabeth Fenwick and Dr Tony SmithThis book is exactly what it says it is a Guidebook or Manual for both parents and teens that offers insight and advice on a wide range of adolescent developmental concerns Organized into convenient topical sections for both parent and teen readers the text can be easily consulted when seeking advice on a particular issue or simply read cover to cover Either way the reader will find a wealth of practical advice for both parent and teenThe authors approach their subject in a sympathetic and sensitive manner in an effort to ameliorate typical parentteen confrontations Sections intended for teen readers are highlighted in blue and written in a conversational style where the author is talking to the teen reader Numerous quotes from other teens are interspersed within these sections to give the material a very user-friendly feel Parents will find these sections very useful in that they provide a supportive and understanding perspective They give teens a chance to step into the shoes of their parents and ponder their situation within a wide range of potential parental concernsThe primary content of the book is intended for parents and goes into more depth than a typical teen section Illustrated with easy to follow graphic organizers the section intended for parents is packed with numerous case histories tables and charts questionnaires dialogues and issues common to families with teenagers Of particular importance are the case histories dialogue and issue boxes The case histories are taken from real-life situations and present both problem and solution for a wide range of situations These stories present the point of view of both parent and teen which the reader can compare and contrast to his or her own situation They also provide insight into the probable cause of the conflict as well as explaining how the problem was actually resolved The issues sections present problems that parents and
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