Rethinking Adolescenceby Jay D'Ambrosio
More than ever before, students need guidance and support from the adults in their lives. Here, author Jay D' Ambrosio suggests practical approaches for connecting with young people at the level of the heart through the utilization of myths, stories, movies, and songs. He contends that Story speaks to both students and adults on a spiritual dimension and will help… See more details below
More than ever before, students need guidance and support from the adults in their lives. Here, author Jay D' Ambrosio suggests practical approaches for connecting with young people at the level of the heart through the utilization of myths, stories, movies, and songs. He contends that Story speaks to both students and adults on a spiritual dimension and will help adult readers better comprehend the condition of those challenges common to adolescence. Throughout each chapter, this book explores the wisdom necessary to face such trials that can be found in Homer's Odyssey and other great stories. Rethinking Adolescence includes: _
Shellie Hipsky, Ed.D.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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- 6.04(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.44(d)
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I have read a lot of books about children and this is a must have for anyone who has or works with children. Well written and Jay gives many ideas on how to relate to children by using movies and stories to help us relate with them in their own world. I saw the book in a newspaper ad and ordered immediately from the local library because I wasn't sure if it was just another boring book -- but I am going to immediately order a copy for myself and to talk with parents about -- I am also a school counselor! Well worth your time!
'Without question, books, movies and myths tell the stories of our lives. Enter Jay D' Ambrosio... [who] helps us recognize the importance of using stories to reach out to adolescents, assisting them in identifying personal issues and problems through stories he reminds adolescents to seek emotional guidance and support through the process of using stories as educational and healing tools. Jay's book is enchanting. He uses the idea of teaching adolescents to connect their thoughts to their hearts through the process of understanding, in the most meaningful sense, the importance of relating their own life stories to the words of authors from all over the world. You will quickly appreciate his intelligent insight and wisdom.'¿Gary Solomon, MPH, M.S.W., Ph.D., and author of Cinemaparenting, The Motion Picture Prescription, Reel Therapy and A Psychiatric Diagnostic Primer
'Finally, a mythic guide to the first great initiatory journey. Joseph Campbell showed us the pattern, now Jay D'Ambrosio applies it to adolescence. This book shows the challenges and opportunities of youth through exciting adventures from ancient myth. Rethinking Adolescence is a must-read for parents, teachers, and counselors who care about those going through the most difficult of all life-stage transitions.' - Jonathan Young, Ph.D. psychologist and founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives