Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old

Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old

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by Louise Bates Ames, Carol C. Haber, Carol Chase Haber
     
 

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The years from Ten to Fourteen are undeniably trying and turbulent years for parents and children alike. Adolescents develop by leaps and bounds during these years, and often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are and what they’re feeling. Parents, too, don’t know what to expect from the adolescent child who is at one moment hostile and glum, at… See more details below

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The years from Ten to Fourteen are undeniably trying and turbulent years for parents and children alike. Adolescents develop by leaps and bounds during these years, and often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are and what they’re feeling. Parents, too, don’t know what to expect from the adolescent child who is at one moment hostile and glum, at the next carefree and happy. Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old was written by renowned child-care experts Louise Bates Ames, Frances Ilg, and Sidney Baker to help prepare parents for the incredible changes their children will be going through.
 
Included in this book:
• Boy-girl relationships and sexual curiosity
• Clubs, hobbies, activities, sports
• Trouble at school
• Family life and relationships with siblings
• Physical development—the awkward adolescent
• Summer jobs and independence
• Money matters
• Personal hygiene
• Moodiness, loneliness
• Smoking, drinking, drug use
 
“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is a significantly revised edition of Youth: The Years From Ten to Sixteen , published in 1956. The revision follows the somewhat tedious format of the original, which gives a chronological analysis of white middle-class American youth. It differs from the original in that ages 15 and 16 are excluded and current issues such as smoking, sexual activity, and drugs are discussed. Comparing adolescents today with those of the 1950s, the new work finds, interestingly, that adolescents' attitudes have remained relatively constant. This is a timely work; the statistics collected should be sobering to many parents and teachers. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Kim Banks, Co lumbia Univ. Libs., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440506782
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
184,023
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, and the series Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
 
Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, and Child Behavior, before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale.
 
Sidney M. Baker, M.D., former director of the Institute, had long been associated with the Institute’s medical department.

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