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The Adolescent in the Family

1st Edition

By Patricia Noller, Victor Callan

Routledge

172 pages

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Adolescence can be a difficult time for all concerned. Issues such as high youth unemployment, sexual behaviour and drug abuse have made it a matter of great concern for the community at large, whether as parents, politicians or those working with adolescents in education and welfare. In addition, many parents fear that these problems could affect their own families.

Originally published in 1991, the authors explore the complex needs of adolescents emphasising the importance of the family environment in helping adolescents cope with the many difficulties and changes they face during this period of their lives. The central theme is that adolescents, through conflict and negotiation, establish new but different relationships with their parents, relationships that can endure for a lifetime. The authors provide wide coverage of the key issues of adolescence, such as identity, separation from the family, and conflict, and look closely at the difficulties produced by events such as the divorce and re-marriage of parents, and social problems such as long-term unemployment.

With its positive approach to the family and adolescents, this clear, concise and helpful book will be invaluable both to parents and to the many professionals whose work involves them with adolescents.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Theoretical Perspectives and Controversies about Adolescents 2. The Generation Gap 3. Communication in Families with Adolescents 4. Family Environments and Adolescent Development 5. Leaving the Family 6. Separation, Divorce and Re-Marriage 7. The Family and Adolescent Issues. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1975 and 1999. The set covers a variety of issues that may arise in adolescence: from developmental changes and family/parental relationships to more serious problems such as depression, trauma and abuse.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY002000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSY041000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family