Our Last Best Shot

Our Last Best Shot

Guiding our Children Through Early Adolescence

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781573228756
  • 384 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

Our Last Best Shot presents the personal stories of twelve girls and boys from across America. Their stories, and Laura Sessions Stepp’s extensive research, provide real insight for parents trying to raise well-adjusted children in this difficult age. Filled with wisdom and common sense, based on cutting-edge research, and featuring an invaluable resource list, this is a book that parents and educators cannot afford to be without.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Knowing Who They Are
Introduction
1. Am I Competent? (Eric’s Story)
2. Am I Loved? Am I Loving? (Chandler’s Story)
3. Am I Normal? (Shannon’s Story)

Part Two: The Company They Keep
Introduction
4. Hangin’ with the Crowd (Libby’s Story)
5. The Loner (Chip’s Story)
6. Best Friends (Angela’s Story)

Part Three: Learning In and Out of School
Introduction
7. Low Expectations (Rodney’s Story)
8. Learning Values and Being Valued (Jessica’s Story)
9. Outside the Box (Jack’s Story)

Part Four: The Right Connections
Introduction
10. Mom’s Friend (Michelle’s Story)
11. Connections Severed, Connections Made (Mario’s Story)
12. The Power of One-Plus (Alana’s Story)

Epilogue: School Year 1999-2000
From My Home to Yours: Some Concluding Thoughts
Notes
General Resources on Adolescence
Bibliography
Index

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