Where Should I Sit at Lunch? The Ultimate 24/7 Guide to Surviving the High School Years, by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D. and Karen Unger, M.A., gives high school students the inside scoop on figuring out who they are and where they want to go by offering every teen the kind of comprehensive, down-to-earth advice they need and want.
Filled with checklists, quizzes, and tips from a variety of experts—a guidance counselor, therapists, a campus organizer, and most importantly current students and those who’ve already survived those four dramatic, exciting, and challenging years — Dr. Mosatche makes the high school experience come alive for readers. Each chapter focuses on a major life area, from changing bodies and preparing for the future to sexual orientation and depression to test anxiety, eating disorders, and driving.
These topics are dealt with in a direct way while maintaining a light tone to help teens feel comfortable thinking about and dealing with these sensitive issues. As well, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors will find it helpful as it provides an inside view of the lives of high school students today and can help start conversations on managing time and money or settle arguments about curfews and parties.
Written especially for teens aged 13-17, this is the ultimate all-in-one survival guide for today’s “desperate” high schoolers. The authors are sought-after speakers who talk to teens all the time – and they tell it like it is, dishing up the no-nonsense advice that teenagers are looking for. They set the record straight on peer groups, part-time jobs, colleges, homework, family, friends, and rivals Where Should I Sit at Lunch? offers real-life stories from teens who’ve “been there, done that” and tips from teen-friendly experts. And yes, they tell them where to sit at lunch, too. – Sets the record straight on cliques, bullying, family issues, making friends, and dealing with the pressures of school.
Contains expert advice from dermatologists, principals, and media experts as well as other teems who are in or who survived the battlefield of high school. Included are real-life examples, such as: – 15-year-old Kim who describes how her parents hold her up to impossible standards as she’s compared to her older brother who goes to a top college – 17-year-old Rich who talks about how he felt after breaking up with his girlfriend – 16-year-old Elizabeth describing her disappointment when she didn’t get chosen as a “senior helper” – 19-year-old Jason talking about his rejection letter from his first-choice college and his happiness at the alternative school he found.
Through the four years of high school, teens will keep coming back to Where Should I Sit at Lunch? for the information, ideas, and insights that will help them keep their perspective, hang onto their sense of humour, and survive their most challenging days.
About the Authors Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D. is the Vice-President of Program Collaborations and Initiatives for Girl Scouts of the USA. She and her teenage daughter write popular advice columns at www.gogirlsonly.org and www.studio2b.org. Karen Unger, M.A. is a writer, editor, and former manager of program development for the Girl Scouts of the USA.
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