YOUR TEENAGER'S MIND AND BODY by Flanders Dunbar

YOUR TEENAGER'S MIND AND BODY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This companion volume to Your Preteenager's Mind and Body (p. 219) follows the same pattern in areas of discussion: changes in body, in illness patterns, in status, in communication with the outside world, in rules and regulation and in sexual awareness. Specifically under these topics, many of the points under consideration are different as the older age group introduces new problems- although some concern both (i.e. sleep patterns, clothes, allowances, etc.). In the section on illness patterns, guilt, fantasies and more neurotic disturbances are discussed: for the teenager, academic achievement, schools and colleges, and jobs are of paramount importance; and in the concluding chapter on sexual awareness, fully mature sexual experiences (including homosexuality) are evaluated. This is the time when your child is no longer your child, but still is ""the most helpless"" as he faces a much more complicated environment, and Dr. Dunbar has again contributed guidance which combines a liberal point of view with reasonable recommendations.

Pub Date: May 25th, 1962
Publisher: Hawthorn