The Adolescent Storm
Like a storm, adolescence is a powerful, dynamic and often chaotic time. As parents, we can do a lot to lessen the negative impact if we have the right tools. Standing firm and holding onto one's values in the face of bombardment from adolescents, who in turn are facing their own pressures of identity and self doubt, requires a clear head, encouragement ...and a handbook. The adolescent storm is that handbook. If you as a parent have a clear insight into the process of healthy, age-appropriate adolescent development, you will understand and even enjoy the process of guiding your adolescent through it and developing a relationship of trust. Thoughtful not perfect - parents can create thoughtful adolescents and in turn thoughtful, responsible adults who are well integrated in society. As a psychologist and school principal respectively, Helen Dooley and Meg Fargher have had a wealth of experience of adolescent behaviour and are actively involved in consulting to parents around conflict management and parenting issues.
- 31 Aug 2005
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa