The Truth about Family Life

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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from multiple sources and to make informed choices. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, ...

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Overview

In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from multiple sources and to make informed choices. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people.

The traditional, nuclear family remains a basic model in the United States today, but modern families have emerged in a variety of new models and forms. From single parents to same-sex couples to children raised by grandparents, the definition of a "normal" family is changing. The Truth About Family Life, Second Edition is an accessible guide to how teens might best cope with family challenges and expectations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076413
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables vii

Preface ix

How to Use This Book xiii

Family Life in America 1

A-to-Z Entries 11

Adoption 13

Arguments and the Family 24

Birth Order and Psychology 29

Communication Styles and Families 33

Day Care 38

Death in the Family 45

Divorce and Families 49

Elderly Family Members 58

Ethnicity and Expectations 69

Families, Blended 74

Families, Divided 83

Families, Racially Mixed 90

Family, The New 94

Family, The Traditional 99

Family Boundaries 114

Family Rules 118

Family Traditions 121

Financial Management, Marital 127

Gay Parents 134

Independence 140

Marriage and Family, Changes in 145

Media and the Family 153

Pets in the Family 157

Puberty and Sexual Development 163

Religion and the Family 168

Single-Parent Families 172

Stepparents 184

Teenage Parents 192

Teens in Trouble 205

Violence and the Family 211

Hotlines and Help Sites 217

Glossary 223

Index 231

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