Synopses & Reviews
"Turn Up the Music is a call to action for parents. For decades, parents have asked youth to turn down the music, but instead should be asking them to turn it up. Parents need to hear what music is saying to their children so they can talk to them about the messages.
Based on Jeff's 20-plus years of experience in working with youth and teens as a counselor and prevention specialist, "Turn Up The Music offers help for parents on a broad variety of topics. Included are discussions, examples, case studies, ideas, and strategies for everything from bullying and teasing to gangs and violence. There is also a chapter encouraging parents and educators to work together and support one another so that no child is left behind. Parents will learn about different genres of popular music--including rap, rock, pop, metal, rave, techno, mainstream and alternative--who's listening to what, the messages music conveys to youth, and what impact different types of music may have on them.