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Growing Pains

reviewed by Millie Almy - 1964

coverTitle: Growing Pains
Author(s): Helen Parkhurst
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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"Children always are the best psychologists we have." This theme underlies Growing Pains, a book for and about teenagers, based on a radio series built around Miss Parkhurst's tape-recorded interviews with youngsters from all over the United States. Coming from academic and vocational high schools, prep schools, reform schools, settlement houses, farms, and even an Indian reservation, some chosen as representatives of student councils and Junior Achievement Corporations, others for their known delinquencies, they discuss adolescence, going steady, parents, marriage, minority groups, delinquency, and the draft; and they tackle a range of problems ranging from guilt, aggression, and punishment to faith and religion. Miss Parkhurst's skillful interviewing brings to the surface the best of these youngsters' thinking, highlighting their imagination and potentiality for constructive problem-solving, and simultaneously revealing how often schools, teachers, and parents unwittingly contribute to the eventual extinction of these abilities. That the thinking of the adolescent differs markedly... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 4, 1964, p. 385-385
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2800, Date Accessed: 6/15/2021 12:19:59 PM

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