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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science and The Teenage Guide to Stress winner of the School Library Association Award , with both the judges' an Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style.
Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations.
Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Teenage Guide to Friends , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Teenage Guide to Friends. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jun 05, Whispering Stories rated it really liked it.
The Teenage Guide to Friends does exactly what it says on the tin!! Being the mum of three boys, one soon to enter his teenage years, one currently a teenager, and the other just finished his teens, now aged 20, I was eager to see what words of wisdom the author had to offer, especially as there was nothing like this when I was growing up. The book is split into four main sections:- — What are Friends — Making and Managing Friendships — Empathy — Behaviour and Personality Each of these sections then covers a variety of subjects that come under the chosen title.
There are pages on negative friendships, social media friends, not fitting in, nasty people, and family position, to name but a few.
The author offers some credible and helpful information that teens will easily be able to understand. With the world we currently live in friendships come and go fast, especially those that are made online not in my day. The author states that a friendship with someone older or younger is not an equal friendship. Even back in my day I had friends who definitely were my equal, that were both older and younger. Some of my sons friends are not the same age, yet they are equal. The section that covers family positions also annoyed me slightly.
The author seems to be tarring every family with the same brush. The section covers where teenagers fit into their family, such as oldest, middle or youngest child. She then goes on to explain what that teenager will be like. For example, Middle Child — He or She has a good chance of feeling insecure… They often have to work hard to please other people. Now from my own experience, this has never been the case. I do think that this book is a great asset for those teenagers that may be having problems with friends, feeling lonely, or not knowing how to make friends.
The author has also included quizzes and a resource sections, should they been needed. Reviewed by Stacey on www. Sep 22, Strawberry rated it it was amazing Shelves: ya , non-fiction , help-advice. This is such a great book, I wish I'd had this to read when I was a teenager at school. The tricky part is that parents and teens do not always agree on what does and does not qualify as personal.
And clearly link the rule to one of the three areas teens consider to be in your scope of authority. Whenever possible, parents should make rules about safety.
For example, a parent might establish the rule that their newly licensed teen cannot drive with friends in the car. This is a safety issue for the parent because it is known that new drivers are at a higher risk of crashing when peers are in the car. To the parent this is clearly about safety. But unless this connection is explicitly made, the teen might incorrectly assume the rule is a personal attack against his friends i. Teens see parents as sources of support and advice as they discover right from wrong.
Parents play an important role in helping teens figure out what values are most important to them. Consider framing rules around your duty of ensuring that your teens develop character values like honesty and integrity. Each family has their own unique set of values, and it will be up to you as a parent to determine when, where, and how you apply rules that support your values. According to teens, parents are also responsible for teaching them about how to behave in society and to find their way in social situations.
Whenever possible, parents should make it clear that certain rules are in place in order to prepare their teens to be successful in the future.
That often involves following certain societal expectations and conventions. Employers have certain expectations for what makes an outfit appropriate for the workplace.
I strongly suggest you wear your dress pants to the interview instead of your jeans. It sends the message that you take their workplace seriously. Entering this area might backfire. Your teens might view your concern as an effort to control them or interfere with their growing independence. If that feels like too much of a stretch, and the topic remains critical to you, just share your thoughts clearly and honestly. Make it about caring, not control. Open and straightforward communication is always a good thing. Just as you are asking your teens to be flexible enough to hear your concerns, be open to hearing theirs.
The above strategies meet teens where they are at in terms of their development. It can be challenging for teens to make the connection between a rule and a long-term, uncertain outcome.
This is especially true if the rule you suggest interferes with an immediate pleasure. Parents can help teens see that rules and boundaries exist to guide and protect them. We must support their future development by putting rules in place that keep them safe, moral and successful in society.