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The answers are within you
Ford, Debbie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Nightingale-Conant Corp., [2003]

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5 audio discs (approximately 6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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"Simon & Schuster Audio"--Container.

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Audiobook on CD


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BL624 .F66 2003 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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This book examines the process of ego development in adolescence. It explores the diverse ways in which mothers and fathers subtly direct their teenagers on to one of the four main paths through adolescence, and facilitate or impede their development - and the equally diverse ways in which teenager's interactions with their parents may affect the parents. Throughout, choices of real children and parents are presented - some happy and successful, others troubled. The book is aimed at those who work professionally with adolescents and their families.

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To illuminate the reciprocal relations between adolescent growth and the family setting, this investigation focused on ego development. Hauser and collaborators used observations, interviews, and psychological tests to gather information about high school adolescents and psychiatric patients of the same age and their parents. Ego development levels of both teenagers and their parents were determined. Interaction between parents, as well as between each parent and the adolescent, was stimulated by dilemmas that involve moral issues. Discussions were recorded and offer an opportunity to survey transformations that occur for the teenager. Changes in the status of ego development of all the participants were assessed and interpreted. Enhancement and obstruction of adolescent growth generated by family life were found to have specific themes that are described and clarified. This important collection of knowledge on adolescent development is recommended for its sensible and reassuring advice to parents, teachers, counselors, and therapists who work with teenagers and their parents. The appendix includes "Recruiting Procedures," "Assessments Obtained," "Moral Dilemmas," and a "Coding System," as well as notes and references.-C. R. Harper, emeritus, Mott Community College