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The Parents' and Educators' Manual of Teenage "Rebirth": How to Prepare Teens for Victorious Transitions into Adolescence and Beyond Hardcover – October 15, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (October 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475945094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475945096
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Bruce G. Bentley earned a master of social work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and worked for twenty-two years with emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and youth. Bentley has also worked in adolescent treatment programs and a therapeutic day school. He lives in the Philippines. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A Kirkus Indie Book Review: The Parents' and Educators' Manual of Teenage "Rebirth": How to Prepare Teens for Victorious Transitions into Adolescence and Beyond by Bruce G. Bentley

A long-time social worker offers advice on raising adolescents in his debut.

Bentley presents a variety of practical, thoughtful approaches for parents and educators to help children navigate their emotions in adolescence. The author contends there are three stages of adolescence, and in each stage, the child struggles while attempting to reach certain levels of autonomy. He discusses how adolescents can experience anxiety, fear and sadness as they move on from childhood and how problems arise as teens struggle to separate from their families. "Adolescents must cross the threshold of fear into adolescent responsibilities, self-discovery, and independence," Bentley writes. The author, a school social worker, has more than 20 years' experience working with children and teens with behavioral problems, and he discusses specific cases here, including triumphs and tragedies. He also relates touching, funny personal stories about his own childhood in a large family and reflects on how his own aberrant behavior was influenced by his desperate need for one-on-one time with his parents. Throughout the book, Bentley focuses on growth and healing, mainly through psychoanalytic methods. However, he also explains methods which teens can practice on their own. He highlights the importance of celebrating rites of passage, using teachable moments and encouraging teen employment. He advises that teens use journals for self-reflection and dream analysis. He strongly urges limiting computer time; children who excessively use computers become "trapped in the dependency of the digital world of cyberspace," he writes.
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