HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH YOUNG by Dr. George W. Lawton

HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH YOUNG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The result of a department in Scholastic Magazine- and not as tongue-in-cheek an approach as the title would indicate. In question and answer technique, the problems of the teens are handled with a certain down to earth matter of factness. The blues, shyness, fears, daydreams, loneliness, moodiness, insecurity, mental fitness, here are some of the subjects discussed with case problems as springboards. Situations relating to parents, to brothers or sisters, to divorce in the family, to the craving for popularity, to intersex attachments, friendship, marriage, scholarship, careers, come in for appraisal. Big problems of war- of death and so on are not overlooked. On the other hand, one is aware of a skirting the edge of race problems, which we feel should have been given due consideration. Youth's Bill of Rights and the Scholastic's Ten Commandments for High School Behavior are included. Possibly Dr. Lawton's name is an established one in this field with young people and will help launch the book.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1949
Publisher: Vanguard