Teen and Preteen Emotions and Life
As a parent, you have probably weathered your preteen and teen children's emotional highs and lows. Hormones are partly to blame, but there are other factors at play. Increased pressure at school, shifts in friendship, more responsibility at home also play a role. This section is devoted to helping parents deal with their preteen and teen child's emotions and relationships. It is divided into the following areas:
- Academic Problems
- Alternative Families
- Violence Prevention/Bullying
- Driving Safety
- Life Skills
- Media Literacy
- School Transitions
- Parenting a Teen/Preteen
- Responsible Choices
PAMF Content for Your Preteen
- Dealing With Emotions
- Little Sisters and Brothers
- My Feelings
- VOSP -- Conflict Resolution Skills for Preteens
- Who Are You and What's Important?
PAMF Content for Your Teen
- Empathic Communication: The Family Guide Web site for parents provides information on how to communicate effectively with your children. It includes sections on what to know and what to do.
- Preteen Alliance: The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Web site promotes the emotional and behavioral health of preteens. It includes preteen data, support groups, discussion forums, news, research and other resources.
- What to Expect and When to Seek Help: This brochure includes a Bright Futures developmental tool for families and providers of adolescents. It seeks to inform parents on what to expect of their teens social and emotional development. The brochure includes checklists for many different issues, including feelings, friends and family, preventing injuries and risky behavior, body image and eating behaviors, sex and sexuality and much more.
- I Want It Now: Navigating Childhood in a Materialistic World by Donna Bee-Gates
- Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation by Neil Howe and William Strauss
- The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine
- Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
- Surviving Ophelia: Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years by Cheryl Dellasega
- Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose Both by Laura Sessions Stepp
Have you read one of the books we have reviewed?
Last Reviewed: January 2008