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This book invites young people to examine their lives and relationships. It begins by helping teens define what physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries are. Stories illustrate how personal space and feelings can be either respected or violated. The book's spiral-bound journal format encourages teens to reflect on and record feelings about their own relationships by asking questions such as, Do people respect your boundaries? Has anyone ever made you feel uncomfortable in some way? Have you ever felt manipulated, intimidated, or mistreated by someone you regard as a friend? How can you get a friendship that has gone wrong back on track? What are the characteristics of a good friend? Using BOUNDARIES: A GUIDE FOR TEENS will help teenagers assess their relationships with family, friends, classmates, and new acquaintances. It will teach them how to build close and satisfying friendships while guarding against being used or abused by others. BOUNDARIES: A GUIDE FOR TEENS offers valuable lessons on how to protect the mind and body.
Based on a solid framework of theory and research, this book illustrates definitive ways in which we learn to recognize psychological boundaries--our unique inner territory--and to defend our rights in every relationship. In a study that interweaves poetry, drama, and psychological theory, the author describes patterns of family dynamics in the context of everyday lives and how they affect us from generation to generation until we break the destructive chain. Following the paths of ten remarkable women, from the narrative of a resourceful inner-city child to the survival of a Holocaust victim, this luminous book, filled with compelling voices, will touch the reader in unexpected ways.
Children in Mexicano communities learn to use language in a variety of ways. At times they use both Spanish and English in the same conversation or help friends and family members enter mainstream society by translating English to Spanish for them. Pushing Boundaries describes Eastside, a Mexicano community in northern California, analysing language learning and language socialization in the context of real, problematic, important activities in people's lives. The authors consolidate three separate studies providing a unique perspective on the ways bilingual children and their families use and learn language. With children using the language of home, school and community separately and in combination, the book reveals how these children use their traditional language and cultural knowledge as a critical component for learning their second language and its underlying cultural norms.