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Title:
Your ten- to fourteen-year-old
Author:
Ames, Louise Bates.
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Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte Press, 1988.
Physical Description:
xiv, 346 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780385296311
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

This entry in the Gesell Institute's excellent child-psychology series is actually a much-needed revision of Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, (1956). In discussing the norm for development and behavior of children in early adolescence, the authors focus on eight basic maturity traits: physical system, self-care, emotions, self-awareness or identity, interpersonal relationships, activities and interests, school life, and ethics. Both research methods and results are described in detail. This straightforward, informative survey of the whys and whats of pre- and early teens should help parents cope with the ups and downs of these tumultuous years. Suggestions for supplementary reading are offered within the text. To be indexed. DPD. 155.5 Adolescent psychology [OCLC] 87-20214


Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.