Sign Up to Receive Interesting Articles,
and New product info!

Put your complete email address in box!

Submit »

Follow therapybooks on Twitter

Advertise With Us

The Good Teen Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years

by Richard M. Lerner, PH.D

“This outstanding book, written by one of the nation's leading authorities on adolescent development, is a critical read for all interested in youth. It merges scholarship with anecdote to produce a volume that is as informative as it is engaging. For any parent, youth worker, educator or health professional as well, The Good Teen provides valuable insights that debunk the myth that this is an age of storm and stress.” --Robert Wm. Blum MD, MPH, PhD, William H. Gates Sr. Professor and Chair Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Full Description:   

Who says the teen years have to be terrible?

Although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: Adolescents have gotten a bad rap—and this according to a landmark eight-year study of 4,000 teens from twenty-five states. In The Good Teen, acclaimed researcher Richard M. Lerner sets the record straight. The book:

  • Explores the academic origins of “the troubled teen,” dismantling old myths and redefining normal adolescence
  • Presents the five characteristics of teen behavior that are proven to fuel positive development—Competence, Confidence, Connection,Character, and Caring—and specific ways parents can foster them
  • Envisions our children as resources to be developed, not problems to be fixed
  • Clearly shows parents what to do when things really go wrong—all teens, no matter how troubled they seem, can be helped
  • Encourages new thinking, new public policies, and new programs that focus on the strengths of teens.

    Pages: 272

    Stock: Usually ships in 10-12 business days!

  • Product Code:  62-9780307347589 Price:  $14.95 Qty:        « Add to Cart