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The romance of risk : why teenagers do the things they do

Author: Lynn E Ponton
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Through 15 riveting case studies, a leading figure in adolescent psychiatry offers a provocative new way of thinking about parenting teens. These case studies vary from puzzling to horrifying, but Dr. Lynn Ponton points to risk as a unifying theme. Dr. Ponton suggests ways that parents can redirect this natural impulse into healthy and safe channels.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn E Ponton
ISBN: 0465070760 9780465070763
OCLC Number: 44440989
Description: x, 307 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Its My Life: Risk-Taking And The Adolescent * The Romance of Risk: Jill * Ghosts from the Past: Ariel * Starving for Attention: Hannah * Dangerous Bedfellows: Maya and Tom All In The Family: Risk-Taking And Parents * Mothers and Daughters: The Slippery Slope: Zoe and Jessica * Fathers and Sons: Taking Risks Together: David and Joseph * Mothers and Sons: Untangling Family Business: Mark and Opal * Fathers and Daughters: The Cutting Edge: Maura and Edward * Divorce Wars: The Buddy Dilemma: Jenny, Sarah, and Jonathan The Outside World: Risk-Taking And Society * The Wild West Lives: Joe * Acting Tough: Evan and Cecilia * Fighting Back: Evan and Jim * Risk-taking, Resiliency, and Responsibility: Will * Epilogue: To Risk Is to Grow
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