Synopses & Reviews
The years from Ten to Fourteen are undeniably trying and turbulent years for parents and children alike. Adolescents develop by leaps and bounds during these years, and often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are and what they’re feeling. Parents, too, don’t know what to expect from the adolescent child who is at one moment hostile and glum, at the next carefree and happy. Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old
was written by renowned child-care experts Louise Bates Ames, Frances Ilg, and Sidney Baker to help prepare parents for the incredible changes their children will be going through.
Included in this book:
• Boy-girl relationships and sexual curiosity
• Clubs, hobbies, activities, sports
• Trouble at school
• Family life and relationships with siblings
• Physical development—the awkward adolescent
• Summer jobs and independence
• Money matters
• Personal hygiene
• Moodiness, loneliness
• Smoking, drinking, drug use
“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine
Includes bibliographical references, [p. 337]-338, and index.
About the Author
Louise Bates Ames
is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses,
and the series Your One-Year-Old
through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old
. She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, and Child Behavior, before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale.
Sidney M. Baker, M.D., former director of the Institute, had long been associated with the Institute’s medical department.
Table of Contents
Orientation -- Development : a key concept -- Individuality -- The ten-year-old -- The eleven-year-old -- The twelve-year-old -- The thirteen-year-old -- The fourteen-year-old -- Total action system -- Self-care and routines -- Emotions -- The growing self -- Interpersonal relationships -- Activities and interests -- School -- Ethical sense -- After fourteen-what comes next?