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By Inger P. Davis

This e-book offers with methods of aiding households deal with the trouble of rais­ ing teenagers. expert social employees - besides different human ser­ vice execs - come across those households in several settings: baby welfare and kinfolk provider businesses, hospitals, colleges, neighborhood psychological well-being clinics, residential remedy facilities, juvenile halls and detention facilities, leisure and vocational education businesses, and so forth. whereas households from all walks of lifestyles might be present in those settings, households who've suffered the extra stresses of poverty, discrimination, and the results of actual and psychological disease are in general overrepresented. Even less than the easiest of conditions, the adolescent years frequently placed the most powerful kinfolk buildings to the try out - occasionally to the brink. a up to date nationwide research of over a thousand usual, middle-income, ­ father or mother households reviewed the strengths, stresses, and satisfactions of the kin existence cycle (Olson and McCubbin 1983). As many could anticipate, households with children have been came across to adventure extra pressure and reduce degrees of relatives adaptability, unity, and marital and kinfolk pride than the other developmental level. The households with young people who fared most sensible have been people with such marital assets nearly as good communique and clash solution talents, pleasant sexual family, and reliable parent-adolescent communication.

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Even though their thinking capacity rarely goes beyond the preoperational or concrete stages of development (to use Piaget's terms), the young retardate often is aware of not measuring up in school, where he or she often is "socially promoted" to the next grade, or of losing one job after another. The temptation to turn to the parents for ongoing protection is great, and the parents in turn, in their own chronic sorrow and worry about the future of their vulnerable child, have a strong need to overprotect and thus prevent optimal development of social functioning (Daniel 1977).

In another sense, the overlap stands apart from both circles; the adolescent belongs in neither the child's nor the adult's world. In the United States the adolescent's life space, the "overlap," affords plenty of room on which to stand and move about - with some variations within socioeconomic classes and ethnic groups. In other cultures and countries with different values and resources, the adolescent life space is much more narrowly defined. In some countries it is nonexistent, that is, you are considered a child one day and an adult the next.

The paramount question for the practitioner seems to be to find out why several issues are simultaneously present, and to find what is the etiology and meaning of each issue in the context of that particular youngster's life situation. Is the issue clustering a result of extraneous, more or less accidental events, or does it reflect in whole or in part some limitations in that adolescent's coping mechanisms? Behavior Theory We now turn to the question of what behavioral theories contribute to our understanding of adolescence.

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