How We Feel: An Insight into the Emotional World of Teenagers

How We Feel: An Insight into the Emotional World of Teenagers

By: Jacki Gordon (editor), Gillian Grant (editor)Paperback

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How do young people really feel about themselves, their friends, their families, their teachers and their lives in general? What makes them feel good or bad, and how do they cope? How We Feel is alive with teenagers' personal accounts, drawn from the uncensored responses to a questionnaire completed anonymously by almost 2000 teenagers. This innovative and accessible book shows, largely in their own words, how young people really feel about themselves and the world around them. They speak about school, parents, siblings, peers, romance, good looks, jealousy, bullying, sex, drugs, normality and difference, their joy, pain and confusion, and everything else. In the final section, a range of professionals who work with young people contribute their views on how parents, teachers, and other service providers can play a role in getting things right for the young people about whom they care. The book will be essential reading for families who want to understand their teenagers better, and for everyone who lives or works with young people.

About Author

Jacki Gordon is Senior Health Promotion Officer for Mental Health and Gillian Grant is a Health Promotion Officer for Youth in the Health Promotion Department of the Greater Glasgow Health Board.


Foreword, Peter Wilson, Director, Young Minds. Preface, Carol Tannahill, Director of Health Promotion, Greater Glasgow Health Board. 1. Howie Feel is Conceived. 2. Field of Words. 3. Happiness and Unhappiness. 4. Self-Esteem: What makes Young People Value Themselves. 5. What Young People Do with their Feelings. 6. Dear Diary: How We Feel. 7. How We Feel About Ourselves. 8. How We Feel About School. 9. How We Feel About Our Families. 10. How We Feel About Our Peers. 11. How We Feel About Romance. 12. How We Feel About Everything Else: A Mixed Bag. 13. Taking Howie Feel on Board: What Can We Do? 14. Giving Young People a Voice, Jenny Secker, Specialist Development and Evaluation Officer, Health Education Board, Scotland. 15. Young People in Crisis, Anne Houston, Director, ChildLine Scotland. 16. Inner Voices, Distant Lives? Sally Butler, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Yorkhill NHS Trust (Community Child Health). 17. School Days: The Best Days of Your Life? George Potter, Guidance Teacher, Cathkin High School. 18. Happy Families? Mary Ross, Director of Notre Dame Child Guidance Clinic and Adolescent Unit. 19. He Said, She Said, Susan McGinnis, Counsellor, University of Strathclyde. 20. What the Doctor Ordered: The Role of the GP, Phil Wilson, GP, Battlefield Surgery and University of Glasgow. 21. Caring For Teenagers in the 21st Century: Young Voices Matter, Graham Bryce, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Possilpark Health Centre. Appendices. References. Index. List of Contributors.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853024399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781853024399
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 1853024392

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