Teen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School

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In her previous bestsellers, The Verbally Abusive Relationship and Controlling People, author and relationship expert Patricia Evans blazed new trails in helping us understand verbally abusive adults.

In Teen Torment, Evans explores how verbal abuse affects parents, teachers, peers, and the abusers themselves. She also reveals how teens become verbal abusers and how this verbal poison can spread into every aspect of teen life.

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Overview

In her previous bestsellers, The Verbally Abusive Relationship and Controlling People, author and relationship expert Patricia Evans blazed new trails in helping us understand verbally abusive adults.

In Teen Torment, Evans explores how verbal abuse affects parents, teachers, peers, and the abusers themselves. She also reveals how teens become verbal abusers and how this verbal poison can spread into every aspect of teen life.

In this must-read book, Evans shows teens, parents, and teachers how important it is to detect this hurtful behavior early on, and how to deal with and end this escalating epidemic in America before painful words and ugly talk ruin young lives.

Patricia Evans is a highly acclaimed interpersonal communications specialist, public speaker, and consultant. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and dozens of television programs, including Oprah and CNN. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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With these two titles, the genre on navigating adolescence continues to grow but gets no boost. The publisher is comparing Blanco's story with Dave Pelzer's A Child Called "It," but that's inaccurate, for it lacks that book's honest writing. A public relations agent, Blanco writes about growing up a misfit and reject, constantly tormented by her classmates. Never really fitting in, she moved from school to school in the Chicago suburbs, with verbal abuse soon turning into physical abuse. Then, when Blanco was 16, her parents decided to vacation in Greece, and they flew the next day (what about passports?). She met a guy in his "quaint" club and spilled her life story, including problems with her asymmetrical breasts (one huge, one tiny). She then shed her bra so that he could admire her lopsided chest. Back home for breast surgery and her senior year, she was soon driving one of Dad's company cars (!) to school. Though she was a proud, God-fearing "good girl," she turned assertive, even muttering "Screw you!" to one of her enemies. On to New York University, a public relations career, and back to a high school reunion to see all the kids who had tormented her-and more bizarre fodder. With too much in this memoir failing to ring true, and much of it sounding preposterous, readers have no reason to sympathize with the author. In her latest book, consultant and speaker Evans (The Verbally Abusive Relationship) turns to teenagers with the goal of identifying verbal abuse and stopping it, but she is long-winded, repetitive, and self-serving. Too many generalities get in the way of facts here; and lists with examples of abuse and ways to respond are mostly useless. For example, Evans suggests that one fire back the comment, "That's silly talk," which hardly constitutes teen lingo. Verbal abuse always precedes violence, she claims, but this is not supported with facts. The chapters on where to find abuse (in media, sports, the home, and school) could have been lumped into one. Finally, in the text and in the slim bibliography, Evans recommends her own books and her own web site. Libraries are much better off with Rachel Simmons's Odd Girl Out and Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabes. Neither of these new books is recommended.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580628457
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
PART ONE: ABOUT VERBAL ABUSE
CHAPTER I:WHAT IS VERBAL ABUSE
CHAPTER II:REJECTION
CHAPTER III:WHY VERBAL ABUSE ISN'T OKAY
CHAPTER IV :THE TEEN WORLD
CHAPTER V:THE CODE OF SILENCE
CHAPTER VI :VERBAL ABUSE PRECEDES VIOLENCE
CHAPTER VII:HOW VERBAL ABUSE IMPACTS TEENS
PART TWO:WHERE VERBAL ABUSE SHOWS UP
CHAPTER VIII:VERBAL ABUSE IN MEDIA AND SPORTS
CHAPTER IX :VERBAL ABUSE AT HOME
CHAPTER X:VERBAL ABUSE AT SCHOOL
CHAPTER XI:THE TEEN WHO VERBALLY ABUSES
PART THREE:WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
CHAPTER XII:STOPPING VERBAL ABUSE
CHAPTER XIII:FOR PARENTS
CHAPTER XIV:FOR TEACHERS
CHAPTER XV:FOR TEENS
CHAPTER XVI:BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS
APPENDIX
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