Adolescence Is Not A Disease: Beyond Drinking, Drugs, and Dangerous Friends: The Journey to Adulthood

Adolescence Is Not A Disease: Beyond Drinking, Drugs, and Dangerous Friends: The Journey to Adulthood

by Jeffrey Leiken


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There are so many influences on teens and young adults today, the flood is impossible to control. Often, teens’ questions about themselves and their futures are too much for parents to handle alone, or worse, go unnoticed and unanswered. The consequence of ignoring these can lead to decades of unnecessary struggle. Adolescence Is Not a Disease offers innovative, real-life, real-world solutions to problems both parents and teens face.
Internationally recognized mentor, Jeffrey Leiken, explains the three distinct stages of the deep and complex inner journey each teen goes through in becoming a self-sufficient adult, and how you can help your teens answer their most urgent and challenging questions and move toward fulfilling adulthoods.
Leiken shares themes, struggles, and solutions almost all teens and their parents face,
highlighting the differences between coming-of-age in the twenty-first century, while honoring the universal constants that we all went through. Leiken poignantly discourages parents from blindly deferring to the pervasive, contemporary, one-dimensional, feardriven
“expert advice” that too often pathologizes adolescence, misunderstands it, and creates the problems it then tries (and mostly fails) to fix. Rather than try to become an expert in parenting, Leiken will help you to instead become an expert in raising your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599326344
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JEFFREY LEIKEN is the CEO of Evolution Mentoring
International and cocreator of HeroPath International. He facilitates effective, real-world training and mentoring for teens and young adults. He has presented to over thirty thousand parents, teens, and youth development professionals; worked with hundreds of North American summer camps; guest lectured at Stanford University; and presented for TED. He has offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. He lives with his wife and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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