For a Special Teenager: A Collection of Poems

For a Special Teenager: A Collection of Poems


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For a Special Teenager: A Collection of Poems by Susan Polis Schultz

Adolescence is a trying time for both the child and the parents. So many changes are occurring physically, emotionally, and mentally. A teenager is learning who he or she is for the first time, and often, they don�t know how to deal with this self-image. Likewise, the parent is learning that their child is becoming an adult, and they don�t know how to deal with this either. The emotions that surface between parent and child are often conflicting � frustration, anger, distress, helplessness, and persistence. The teenager is striving for independence but doesn�t yet know how to obtain it. With all the feelings swirling around this relationship, explosions of emotion are common and painful. This book voices those frustrations with a powerful message � however bittersweet it is, it is also a necessary part of becoming an adult. Simply said, every human being must face adolescence during their life.
The poems in this collection are painstakingly gentle, but powerfully emotional. All parents should give this book to their child as a "peace offering." The words are positive, touching, and loving. Adolescence is a difficult and turbulent journey but when the teenager reaches the other end of the road, he or she is a better person at the outcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883965276
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: Blue Mountain Arts Collection Series
Pages: 61
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Sample poem:

I Will Always Be Here for You, My Child
You�re not a child anymore
and you no longer need me
to bandage your knees
and wipe away your tears.
Yet I am still your parent,
and just as I adjusted
to your changing height,
I try to remember that
you need me differently now.
We both know that
life has many complexities
that can be much more painful
than skinned knees
So if you ever want to talk
or just be with someone,
you know my love never changes,
and I�ll always be there for you.

- Linda Cherry

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