The second volume of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's (AACAP) parenting guide, Your Adolescent discusses specific questions and concerns, examines troublesome problems, and helps parents understand and respond to the day-to-day challenges of the teen years. Written by the members of the AACAP, the leading professional association in its field, Your Adolescent stands out as a comprehensive, authoritative, parent-friendly resource.
Adolescence is a period of tremendous adjustment for child and parent. As children transition from childhood to adulthood, they undergo many physical, emotional and behavioral changes. Understandably, parents wonder whether their teen's actions are typical or cause for greater concern. Your Adolescent helps parents answer questions and understand what's normal and what's not concerning their child's growth and development from ages 13-18. It addresses everyday issues like peer influence, dating identity, emerging sexuality, independence, separation anxiety, and responsibility, as well as more serious ones like violent behavior, experimental alcohol and drug use, teen suicide, and eating disorders.
Whether you're a parent, guardian, or just concerned about teens, make Your Adolescent a part of your library today.
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