From back cover: Why do they do that? Concerned about teen drug-taking, pregnancies, and antisocial behavior? Baffled by what drives them to such destructive activities? Worried that "it must be my fault"?
This enlightening book argues that while a strong faith and strong families are the only lasting solution, understanding the culture in which teenagers are growing up is key to understanding why some inflict tragedy upon themselves and others.
Author Nick Pollard provides an incisive analysis to six epidemic issues: Teen cynicism, teen vanity, teen drug abuse, teen sex, teen suicide and teen disresprect; and then moves from problem to solution by offering parents, teachers, and other caring adults valuable insights to enable them to open doors of communication with teenagers and begin to influence them for good.