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All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis, Revised Edition [Paperback]

By David Elkind (Author)
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Elkind's classic on "hurried teens" condemns how society pushes adolescents to assume adult roles too soon. This thorough revision argues that new trends among teens--long work hours, rising violence, and pregnancies--make an even stronger case for protecting adolescents instead of pressuring them. "A valuable tour of adolescent thinking".--Ms.

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Once our society set aside time for adolescents to grow from children to adults, to become accustomed to their expanding bodies and minds. Now the markers that defined passage--differences in dress, behavior, and responsibilities--have vanished. The institutions that guarded adolescence, such as family and schools, now expect "young adults" to deal with adult issues. Those trends leave teens no time to be teens."All Grown Up and No Place to Go" spotlights the pressures on teenagers to grow up quickly. The resulting problems range from common alienation to self-destructive behavior. Quoting teenagers themselves, Elkind shows why adolescence is a time of "thinking in a new key," and how young people need this time to get used to the social and emotional changes their new thinking brings. Many of his ideas, such as the "imaginary audience" that makes teens so self-conscious, have become seminal in adolescent psychology.Already there are more than 175,000 copies of "All Grown Up and No Place to Go" in print. In this thoroughly revised edition, Elkind also explores the "post-modern family" in which teenagers are growing up. He helps parents and those who work with youth and understand teens in crucial ways, because the root of so many adolescent frictions is the gap between what teenagers need and what our culture provides.

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Studio: Da Capo Press
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 7, 1998
Publisher   Da Capo Press
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0201483858  
ISBN13  9780201483857  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Elkind, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and the author of a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place to Go. He lives outside of Boston and on Cape Cod.

David Elkind currently resides in Cape Cod, in the state of Massachusetts. David Elkind was born in 1931 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Tufts University.

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classic in adolescent studies  Nov 23, 2004
In All Grown Up and No Place to Go, David Elkind methodically maps out teenagehood for his readers in three parts. In the first section he details bodily and emotional changes that take place within the young person, illustrating his observations with popular young adult literature, interviews and personal experiences. In the second section he turns to the growing obstacles that face youth in these changing times. Finally, in the third and final section Elkind cleverly identifies the physical, social, emotional and familial results stress causes in the lives of young people growing up in America. Through categorizing and characterizing the differing types of stress the young person faces, Elkind addresses the differing reactions that result from differing typologies of personalities of young people and finally ends with a chapter suggesting possible suggestions to deal with the different kinds of stresses.
Through reading Elkind's summarization of the teen years the reader recalls the awkward years that he/she survived on the way to adulthood. From the physical to the emotional to the spiritual issues that mushroom in the lives of the adolescent, the reader is reminded and therefore able to empathize with the struggles teens face from within themselves as well as from outside influences. With this deeper level of understanding of the teenage world, Elkind's concept of the patchwork self does much to enlighten the readers as to behaviors they may identify in their own past as well as in the youth that populate the halls of high schools, youth centers and churches alike.
All Grown Up and No Place to Go  Nov 26, 1999
Elkind, David. (1984) . All Grown Up & No Place to Go. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Reviewed by: K.N.B. of SJC

Elkind's book discusses many of the issues that face adolescents each day. Even though the book was written in 1984, the topics Elkind discusses are still a concern for many children, parents and teachers. Now, fifteen years later, there are even more things that we all need to worry about. Some of the issues that Elkind covers are: substance abuse, sexual activity, suicide, crime, value systems, puberty, family structure, media, pregnancy, school systems, stress and peer pressure. He gives many examples for each concern. Some are fictional. Others are actual life experiences that have come out during interviews. Elkind writes about both Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget when he discusses what needs to be accomplished mentally in the teenage years. He briefly mentions different phases of life in terms that are easily understood. In fact, the entire book is easy to comprehend. Elkind really keeps the interest of the reader. His use of personal life experiences is truly captivating. Unfortunately, some of the stories are sad to read about. Growing up in the 80's myself, I was never aware of how common some of these issues were. This book makes me realize that the incidences that occur today occurred back then as well.

Very Informative  Apr 21, 1998
I was looking for a book to learn how to deal with the teenage crises facing our nation. This book showed a lot of negative views. It was very informative but usually showed only one point of view.

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