All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis

All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis

by David Elkind


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Once our society set aside time for adolescents to grow from children to adults, to become accustomed to their expanding bodies and minds. Now the markers that defined passage—differences in dress, behavior, and responsibilities—have vanished. The institutions that guarded adolescence, such as family and schools, now expect “young adults” to deal with adult issues. Those trends leave teens no time to be teens.All Grown Up and No Place to Go spotlights the pressures on teenagers to grow up quickly. The resulting problems range from common alienation to self-destructive behavior. Quoting teenagers themselves, Elkind shows why adolescence is a time of “thinking in a new key,” and how young people need this time to get used to the social and emotional changes their new thinking brings. Many of his ideas, such as the “imaginary audience” that makes teens so self-conscious, have become seminal in adolescent psychology.Already there are more than 175,000 copies of All Grown Up and No Place to Go in print. In this thoroughly revised edition, Elkind also explores the “post-modern family” in which teenagers are growing up. He helps parents and those who work with youth and understand teens in crucial ways, because the root of so many adolescent frictions is the gap between what teenagers need and what our culture provides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201483857
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 12/17/1997
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 435,711
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)

About the Author

David Elkind, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and the author of a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place to Go. He lives outside of Boston and on Cape Cod.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Part 1 Needed: A Time to Grow 1(108)
Teenagers in Crisis
Thinking in a New Key
Perils of Puberty
Peer Shock
Part II Given: A Premature Adulthood 109(78)
Vanishing Markers
The Postmodern Permeable Family
Schools for Scandal
Part III Result: Stress and Its Aftermath 187(79)
Stress, Identity, and the Patchwork Self
Teenage Reactions to Postmodern Stressors
Helping Teenagers Cope
Appendix: Services for Troubled Teenagers 266(2)
References 268(10)
Index 278

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All Grown Up & No Place To Go Teenagers In Crisis Author- David Elkind This book explains the topic on teenagers on what they go through, the types of trials they go through, and stages they go through when they are teenagers. In the book he talks a lot about teenage peer pressure, and trying to be popular. In the book it also talks about puberty, and how teenage boys, and girls react to these changes. It could be either a positive thing or mostly a negative thing because teenagers try so hard to be the best looking or they worry about their bodies too much. Later on in the book it talks about relationships, teen pregnancy, the different types of stress teenagers go through. Even though there are some things that are negative thoughts on teenagers most of its true, and some of the statistics might have changed because it¿s an older book. The whole jest of book was just basically talking about teenager¿s emotions, physical, and academic things they go through. The book was kind of easy to understand because he gave a lot of examples in the chapters. Some of the facts were interesting that I didn¿t know about but than there were some things that I already knew about teenagers so it kind of made the book a little boring. Also he kept repeating a lot of things in the book that he already talked about in two chapters ago. So the book is very repetitious, and boring a lot of times. Other than that the book was ok it had some interesting things but other than that its not worth buying the book.