Growing Up: From eight years to young adulthood

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 1, 1996 - Psychology - 200 pages
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By the same author as the classic best-selling guide, Child Development from Birth to Eight, Growing Up describes the main changes for children and young people as they grow from middle childhood to the brink of adulthood. A full description of development is placed in the context of their daily lives and those of their families. The book explores the meaning of independence for a generation that is growing up in a world that is different from that of their parents' childhood. Yet many of the concerns of today's children and young people are scarcely different from those of previous generations: the experience of school, making friends, and dealing with the pressures and risks of growing up. The book includes the views of children and young people themselves, as well as those of adults reflecting on their own youth. Growing Up offers practical suggestions to adults who are concerned with older children and young people. Parents will find it useful for understanding their own sons and daughters. It will be equally valuable to teachers, youth workers, play workers , professionals within the police or the probation services, social workers, nurses in adolescent units and workers in residential homes.
 

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Contents

Development of children and young people
25
Children young peopleand their families
89
Children and young people in society
133
Final thoughts
188
Further reading
190
Index
196
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Jennie Lindon ran her own business as a chartered psychologist and early years consultant for 32 years, and is now retired. Her specific expertise has been in working with services for children and their families, especially young children and the under threes. She has written well over 30 books, and has been committed to describing and explaining key ideas within best practice. Jennie has always been focused on the developmental needs and perspective of children themselves. This approach works alongside her practical understanding of the responsibilities of the adults who enable children to learn within a happy, interesting and emotionally secure childhood.

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