Our Next Event: Book Launch!

Saturday, September 7
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The High School Years: A Parent's Guide
Allison Malkin & Barbara Gibson

 

The Book Fair is thrilled to be hosting the launch of The High School Years: A Parent’s Guide by Alison Malkin and Barbara Gibson on Saturday, September 7th, 2-4pm.

The event will include reading, Q&A, and signing.

Light refreshments will be served.


The High School Years: A Parent’s Guide” is written as an easy to read guide for parents confronting the challenges of shepherding their teenager through the high school years. The guide is organized in two parts.  The first part addresses common issues that appear in each of the four high school years.  The second part discusses cross grade topics.  The Do’s and Don’t’s checklist at the start of each chapter give readers a quick checklist for each topic. An extensive reference section organized by chapter points parents to additional resources.
 
In part one of the guide the authors address the social emotional and academic issues that teenagers face in each year of high school.  Freshmen are transitioning into high school from middle school. Sophomores are exploring new emotions, new learning activities and new extracurricular activities. Juniors are maturing into young adults, learning to drive and taking and assuming more responsibility. Seniors are focused on gaining independence and getting ready to leave home. The second part of the guide focuses on cross grade issues including mental health, drugs, gender and sexual identity, dating, and technology use and abuse.

“ “Easy to read, relevant guide filled with valuable information.. The clearly defined chapters cover issues from academic management to socially significant subject matters.”   - Melissa Hegarty, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Educator, and parent of three boys
 
“An excellent reference. . ., full of sound, straightforward and down to earth advice.” - Shannon Slattery, Art Teacher and Parent
 
“Packed with sage advice from two experienced parents who are also successful and well-respected educators, . . .Sensible suggestions delivered with a reassuring, matter-of-fact tone.” Michelle Stauss, World Language Teacher, Administrator and Parent.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
Alison Malkin, LICSW, has almost thirty years of experience working with adolescents and families, specializing in substance-use disorder and trauma.
 
Barbara Gibson, PhD, MSEE, MSEd, has taught more than one thousand teenagers and raised two of her own.

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