Middle School Kids Share Their Views of the World

by Donna Silva Perry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2006

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9780595817191
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9780595368983
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9780595813100

About the Book

Adolescence! Just the word can cause us to both cringe and chuckle whether it is remembering our own rites of passage or dealing with the wonderful, weird and often totally exasperating sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, siblings, students or just the kid behind us in line.

This book is based on quotes from those same youngsters as they describe their fears, frustrations and dreams. You may be surprised to read that a thirteen-year-old boy would sometimes hug his parents' pillow when they are not at home or that a pre-teen wakes up and "breathes in the new day".

As you read the thoughts of these young people, you will be presented with an opportunity to recall how you felt at that age in a variety of situations and to consider how those feelings may affect you today.

It doesn't matter how or why this book came into your hands, you will never think of adolescents the same. As you reflect on the metamorphosis from child to young adult that we all go through, you will be reminded of the miracle that we do survive with a little love, patience and understanding from the people we meet on our journey.

About the Author

Donna Silva Perry received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and a school counseling credential from the University of California at Irvine. She resides in Los Gatos, California, and has taught middle school for twenty years.