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Chapter 3: Suggested Resources


Life Strategies for Teens by Jay McGraw. Life Strategies for Teens is the first guide to teenage life that won't tell you what to do or who to be, but rather how to live life best. Employing the techniques from Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's Life Strategies, his son, Jay provides teens with the Ten Laws of Life which make the journey to adulthood an easier and more fulfilling trip. Topics include popularity, peer pressure, ambition and ambivalence. Simon & Schuster

Talk with Teens by Jean Sunde Peterson is a collection of fifty ready to use guided discussions to help students gain self-awareness and self esteem, make better decisions, anticipate and solve problems, cope with stress, and affirm themselves in all their complexity.  Free Spirit Publishing 

Interest-A-Lyzer Family of Instruments by Joseph Renzulli is a manual for teachers or counselors. It introduces procedures for using a series of instruments that are designed to asses various aspects of student interests. The interest-A-Lyzer Family of Instruments consists of six separate instruments each targeted toward particular age groups including middle and high school. There is one that taps interests in the arts as well. Creative Learning Press

Intelligences reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century by Howard Gardner. "A fascinating volume in which Howard Gardner deftly synthesizes the historical development of the measures and meanings of intelligence, wisely reflects on his won scholarly journey, and offers astute observations about the ways in which his theories and observations have been interpreted and misinterpreted. This is quintessential Gardner: lucid, discerning and path breaking." Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is an important discussion on what constitutes happiness in our indifferent universe. It discusses that the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful change.  Harper Collins

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