What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them

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It’s hard enough to navigate life, let alone being an adolescent in today’s world. Jonathan Cristall, Esq. has taken some touchy subjects and distilled them into an easy-to-read guide for teens and those who love them. 

Information is broken into one of three sections: dealing with police and street safety, sexual violence and misconduct, and staying safer online.

The information in this book is laid out in clear, easy-to-read, conversational language. The author provides some guidance as to what teens’ options might be in the situations. The very end of the chapter offers a brief quiz to make sure readers are comprehending the information. For this reason, the book is a great tool to work through alongside a teenager to talk through the information and real-world situations.

The content is pretty heavy and some of it can be bleak, such as gun violence and how to react if you suspect someone might perpetrate a gun crime, so this would be good to go through with the teen in your life to offer guidance and support. There are multiple information-packed appendices in the back of the book, including tips for parents on how to approach the information in the book with their teens.

This is a very valuable guide to tough topics that are relevant in the lives of young people. Highly recommended.

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Author Jonathan Cristall
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 358 pages
Publisher Quill Driver Books
Publish Date 06-Oct-2020
ISBN 9781610353588
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Issue May 2021
Category Parenting & Families