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Teen Health Series

Family and Peer Relationships Information for Teens, 1st Ed.

  • Author/Editor: James Chambers< General Editor
  • Binding: Library binding
  • Trim Size: 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publication Date: February 2024
  • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2104-0
  • List Price: 71.00
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Family and peer relationships significantly shape the growth and development of adolescents. The dynamics within a family profoundly influence how a teenager perceives relationships and interacts with others. On the other hand, peer interactions foster social skills, collaboration, and exposure to a variety of ideas and cultures. Studies indicate that teenagers who lack these essential social connections are at a higher risk of developing mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Therefore, guiding and supervising adolescents in their relationships becomes crucial.

Family and Peer Relationships Information for Teens, First Edition explores the critical role of relationships and social development during the teenage years. It also explains the family structure and provides guidance on cultivating secure, nurturing relationships within the family. Facts about how parents can support adolescents in navigating this transformative phase through positive parenting techniques, effective communication strategies, and attentive listening are included. The book also covers topics such as peer relationships, romantic involvements, the roles of schools and parents in fostering adolescent well-being, the influence of technology on emotional and social growth, and actionable advice for nurturing healthy relationships. The book concludes with information on online resources and a directory of organizations for further assistance and information.

Part 1: Understanding Teen Relationships offers insight into the dynamics of healthy relationships during adolescence. It explores the complexities of social development, discusses the challenges therein, distinguishes between healthy and unhealthy relationship patterns, and emphasizes the critical role of social bonds in enhancing overall well-being.

Part 2: Importance of Family Relationships discusses the family structure and involvement, emphasizing the significance of growing up in a secure, affectionate, and supportive family environment. It explores the varied challenges and rewards inherent within familial relationships. The part concludes by highlighting how the pandemic has catalyzed increased family time, fostering stronger familial bonds.

Part 3: Navigating Parent-Teen Relationships explains the vital role of parental affection, support, and endorsement in fostering adolescent well-being. It further offers valuable information to parents regarding the benefits of active parental oversight, establishing consistent family routines, and empowering their teens to embrace independence.

Part 4: Friendships and Other Peer Relationships explains various aspects, including the development of meaningful friendships, the influential role of peers, strategies for navigating relationship endings, understanding the dynamics of peer relationships, confronting bullying, emphasizing the significance of setting boundaries in romantic relationships, and raising awareness about the nuances of teen dating violence.

Part 5: Teens’ Well-Being at School discusses the collaborative roles of parents and educational professionals in fostering a healthier and successful school life for adolescents. It also details various programs and frameworks, notably the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, emphasizing school connectedness, the cultivation of safe and supportive health environments within educational settings, and the significance of out-of-school time (OST) initiatives. Such endeavors aim to enhance the holistic health and well-being of students, highlighting the significant role communities hold in supporting student mental health and academic achievement.

Part 6: Tech and Its Influence on Youth provides information on the multifaceted influence of social media on the mental well-being of adolescents and its effects on social connections. It also addresses various forms of digital dating abuse, such as sexting and cyberbullying. The part concludes by offering guidance on harnessing social media in a manner that prioritizes safety and well-being.

Part 7: Promoting Healthy Relationships: Tips and Facts suggests ways to develop and maintain healthy relationships, offering actionable advice to parents and caregivers on assisting their teens identify and overcome harmful relationships. The part also covers conflict resolution within relationships and explains the protective factors framework that contributes to the overall well-being of children, families, and the broader community.

Part 8: If You Need More Information provides readers with curated online resources aimed at cultivating healthy relationships and a directory of additional resources for more information on family and peer relationship dynamics.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts