May 3, 2005
May 3, 2005
A guide for adolescent girls by a father who shares straightforward advice on how to navigate the dating scene, manage bullies, resist peer pressure, build on one's faith, form healthy friendships, and develop greater self-awareness.
In the form of commonsense advice from a father to his daughter, Philip Van Munching's BOYS WILL PUT YOU ON A PEDESTAL takes a frank, low-key approach to the stresses and upsets of teen life, while also dispensing some useful everyday wisdom for adults. Chapters on subjects like sex, death, the Internet, and religion are dealt with in simple language that avoids any painful approximations of hip teen lingo. Van Munching doesn't talk down to the reader or attempt to promote any kind of doctrinal world view. Instead, he engagingly focuses on often painful issues, from loss of a friend to simple unhappiness, and simply and clearly lays out potential strategies for dealing with them. An instructional read both for perplexed parents and for teens whose significant adults lack Van Munching's chatty, informal manner, BOYS won't make the doubts and uncertainties of adolescence disappear--but it will perhaps make them slightly easier to deal with.
- Genre: Family + Relationships, Self Improvement, Social Science
- Subgenre: Parenting / General, General, Women's Studies
- Language: English
- Author: Philip Van Munching
- Online Item #: 12179134
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-4850
- ISBN: 9780743267786
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported