Browsing posts tagged: Adolescent
Gambling Problems in Youth

Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble […]

Girls on Track

During adolescence, if a girl isn’t careful, she can fall into a trap called the Girl Box a place where the way she looks is more important than who she is, where having a boyfriend is worth giving up a piece of her identity. This is a very serious problem, one that can lead to […]

The Good Teen

For many parents the thought of the teen years holds more dread than all the sleepless nights of infancy and scraped knees of childhood combined. After all, teens are obstinate, inconsiderate, and defiant; they sulk and stress; they are prone to bad decisions and unreasonable behavior. Given the option, most parents would happily skip the […]

The Play Solution

Top marriage experts present the first practical guide for using play to add excitement to any intimate relationshipBoredom dooms many relationships and often leads to divorce. In their search for the elusive key to happy coupling, the authors of The Play Solution interviewed hundreds of couples and found that the happiest of them agree on […]

Blackwell Handbook of Adolescence

This volume brings together a team of leading psychologists to provide a state-of-the-art overview of adolescent development. Leading experts provide cutting-edge reviews of theory and research. Covers issues currently of most importance in terms of basic and/or applied research and policy formulation. Discusses a wide range of topics from basic processes to problem behavior. The […]

La Famille idéale…ment !

« On ne choisit pas ses parents, on ne choisit pas sa famille. On ne se choisit même pas soi-même » – Philippe Geluck  Dans ce troisième tome de la collection « Des choses de la vie », la psychanalyste Diane Drory pose un regard perspicace sur les relations parfois chahutées entre frères et sœurs ainsi que […]

Cyber Bullying No More

Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids Cyber bullying is rampant. Every day children are being humiliated, violated, and degraded through the use of electronic devices. Young people are frightened and don’t know where to turn. Parents are frustrated and unsure how to help or how to protect their children. Although there […]

Transforming Teen Behavior

Transforming Teen Behavior: Parent-Teen Protocols for Psychosocial Skills Training is a clinician’s guide for treating teens exhibiting emotional and behavioral disturbances. Unlike other protocols, the program involves both parents and teens together, is intended for use by varied provider types of differing training and experience, and is modular in nature to allow flexibility of service. […]

The Overparenting Epidemic

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .Whatever we label it, overparenting anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting may have finally backfired. As we witness the first generation of overparented children becoming adults in their own right, many studies show that when baby boomer parents intervene inappropriately––with too much advice, excessive favors, […]

Adolescents and Their Families

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.