Over 85% of Americans will become parents, but we do not “teach” young adults about how to become effective parents. You will be asked to submit a paper based on your reactions to a book of your choosing which addresses developmental, behavioral, or educational issues affecting adolescents. Use this course assignment as an opportunity to select an aspect of raising a tween/teen/young adult that interests you. For example, if you are interested in risk taking, you could select a book on dealing with kiddos who are using drugs/alcohol. If you are interested in maximizing educational attainment, perhaps you select a book on educating young adults. Alternatively, it could be a book about treating this age group clinically (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, etc). Select your book, and take notes as you read the text. Using the suggested outline below AND the grading sheet, develop your book review. Papers must have six or more good paragraphs and be 4+ pages long.
Format: New Times Roman font, size 12
Page 1: Title Page (see grading sheet)
Page 2: Start your page with the title, centered in the middle of the page (no bold)
Paragraph 1– Describe the purpose of the assignment (use above description for clues). Describe the target audience, or who should read it. Then describe why you selected the book. Next, provide a brief overview of the book (e.g., this book educates parents about how to reduce ADHD symptoms at home instead of medication use).
Paragraph 2– Describe preconceived notions you had about this age group and the book theme (e.g., about tweens and social media, early adults and depression, etc)
Paragraphs 3 Select one major thing you learned and provide 3-5 good examples to support this idea. At least 2 of these ideas or facts should come from the book and be supported by research.
Paragraphs 4 Select one major thing you learned and provide 3-5 good examples to support this idea. At least 2 of these ideas or facts should come from the book and be supported by research.
Paragraphs 5 Select one major thing you learned and provide 3-5 good examples to support this idea. At least 2 of these ideas or facts should come from the book and be supported by research.
Paragraph 6 Conclusion.
This paper has to be written based on any (1) of these books :
- A bright red scream: Self-mutilation and the language of pain
- Almost autism: Recovering children from sensory processing disorder: a reference for parents and practitioners
- Being me with OCD: How I learned to obsess less and live my life (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Boy without instructions: Surviving the learning curve of parenting a child with adhd
- Darkness visible (depression)
- Don’t let your emotions run your life for teens: Dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts
- Driven to distraction (revised): Recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder
- Elena vanishing: A memoir (eating disorders)
- Helping teens who cut: Understanding and ending self-injury
- Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents
- How children succeed: Grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
- Look me in the eye: My life with asperger’s
- Lost at school: Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them
- Me, myself, and them: A firsthand account of one young person’s experience with schizophrenia
- Mind race: A firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with bipolar disorder
- Mind without a home: A memoir of schizophrenia
- My anxious mind: A teen’s guide to managing anxiety and panic
- Nerdy, shy, and socially inappropriate: A user guide to an asperger life
- No drauma discipline (positive parenting)
- Parenting from the inside out (positive parenting)
- Parenting the strong willed child (positive parenting)
- Smart but scattered: The revolutionary “executive skills” approach to helping kids reach their potential (ADHD-ish)
- Smart but stuck: Emotions in teens and adults with ADHD
- The explosive child: a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children
- Taking charge of ADHD, third edition: the complete, authoritative guide for parents
- The child who never grew: a memoir (severe intellectual disability)
- The curse of the good girl: raising authentic girls with courage and confidence
- The quiet mind (manic depression)
- The reason I jump: The inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism
- The science of making friends: Helping socially challenged teens and young adults (aspergers)
- The sensory child gets organized: Proven systems for rigid, anxious, or distracted kids
- What you must think of me: A firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with social anxiety disorder