Recent surveys suggest that while modern-day teenagers face many of the same problems as their predecessors of a generation ago, these problems may have more serious repercussions. Today’s teenagers have many decisions to make regarding drugs, sex, violence, and the like, all of which impact on their lives. A major purpose of this book is to help both adults and teenagers understand why they behave as they do, while giving solid information about the consequence of their behaviors. The book has been prepared essentially for those persons, particularly parents, teachers, and other adult “overseers” who must share in the joys, sorrows, and other emotional experiences in dealing with teenagers in this critical seven-year period of their lives.
“Dr. Humphrey has written a book that helps adults and teenagers understand why they behave as they do. His vast experience with all ages of young people adds an important dimension to the discussion. I heartily recommend it as a must reading for parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults who must react in a responsible way with the teenage population.”