Contained herein is a collection of questions raised over the years by youngsters, both boys and girls, in the country’s oldest surviving youth magazine, ‘The Teenager’. The areas of a youth’s growth covered by the contents of this book include family relationships, sex, peer pressure, love and friendship, marriage, etc. The questions are unpretentious and the answers ﬂowing from Dr Grugni’s pen are equally straightforward, thus giving the reader, whether youth or counsellor, a run for his/her money so to say! Young people will ﬁnd this book a mirror image of their lives while parents and those involved in youth care will be afforded a bird’s eye-view of what exactly goes on in the questioning minds of our young people.
Adolescence marks the metamorphosis of the reckless and naïve child into a mellow and meticulous adult. This is a period when facts seem like fiction and you want to find answers to newer questions your mind puts forward every day, several times a day. This book makes a quick and easy read with short descriptions of commonplace events and emotions that most teenagers experience in their day-to-day life. Most of these are routine and seem inconsequential; but how you deal with them determines the outcome of your interactions with people, depth of interpersonal bonds you build with them and your own personal growth that occurs in the process. Dr Shefali has used the best ingredients: honesty, flexibility, purpose, resolve, persistence, patience and courage in the creation of this book. It is our hope that the teens and their parents too will savour and relish every bit of it to improve
Sex education, treated with openness and care, has never been so important. Young people deserve correct information on their own sexual development. But a lesson in human biology is not enough: it is also essential to foster the highest moral attitudes and standards. The maturity and good citizenship of tomorrow's adults depends on a balanced education today. Lucienne Pickering writes from her experience as youth counsellor and mother of five grown-up children. Set within an easily-read and lifelike story of a young person growing up, the facts of life are simply presented in the context of the reader's growing understanding and respect for herself and others. Girls Talk is written for girls of age 12 to 16, though parents may feel that their children are ready for it at an earlier age. It is intended not only as a personal guide for the adolescent but also as a means of