Caring for Your Adolescent: Ages 12 to 18

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Adolescence - 326 pages
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Covering issues such as drug abuse and contraception, this reference book addresses issues to help parents meet the unique challenges of the adolescent years.
 

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Contents

Challenges and Rewards
3
Communicating with Your Adolescent
19
How to Discipline Effectively
25
Families and Their Challenges
31
YOUR TEENAGERS PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
41
The Signs of Puberty
43
Whats Normal? Whats Not?
55
When Puberty Comes Too Soon or Too Late
61
Protecting Your Teenager Against Sexual Abuse
157
YOUR TEENAGERS SOCIAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
163
The Need to Belong
165
Loneliness Rejection and Isolation
171
Who Are Your Teenagers Friends?
175
When Your Teenager Starts Dating
179
Manners and Social Graces
185
NORMAL ASPECTS AND PROBLEM AREAS 25 Goals and Expectations
191

PART in YOUR TEENAGERS PSYCHOLOGICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 8 A Difficult and Exciting Time
71
Conquering Communication Problems
77
When Your Teenager Needs Discipline
85
Problems with Alcohol and Drugs
95
Depression and Suicide
107
Coping with Death and Dying
117
YOUR TEENAGERS SEXUAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
121
Communicating About Sex
123
Is Teenage Sexuality Out of Control9
133
Contraception and Your Teenager
139
So Your Daughter Is Pregnant or Your Son Might Become a Father
147
When Your Teenager Is Homosexual
153
When Your Teenager Needs Some Motivation
199
Coping with Learning Problems
207
PART VH THE CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR ADOLESCENT 28 Putting Responsibility into Perspective
223
Nutrition and Eating Disorders
229
When Your Teenager Is Obese
244
Sports and Physical Exercise
251
Gynecological Problems and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
267
Common Medical Disorders of Adolescence
287
The Special Problems of Chronically 111 Teenagers
307
Index
321
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Dr. Donald Greydanus is a Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine and is the Pediatrics Program Director at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his medical degree from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. He also completed a residency in Pediatrics from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine from the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Medical Center in New York City. He is co-author of a book on sports medicine entitled Medical Care of the Adolescent Athlete, co-editor-in-chief of the medical journal, State of the Art Reviews: Adolescent Medicine and co-editor of a major textbook in adolescent health--Adolescent Medicine, Third Edition. He has been on numerous committees for National Medical Organizations and has authored over 130 articles in the field of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. He has received the American Academy of Pediatrics' Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann National Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Adolescent Health. He has lectured extensively on adolescent health in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He has been quoted in various media articles and has appeared on the Today Show.

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