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Junior High for Dummies


How to Live Through Junior High School
Johnson
1975

I am so glad this has been updated to reflect the 1970s. I am sure it will come in handy for the kids entering Middle School/Junior High in 2012. All the big names are here: Freud, Piaget, and Kohlberg. This has lots of academic overtones and some decent advice, but it is quoting alcohol and drug statistics from the late 60s.

I am quite certain that any modern parenting information about teens and pre-teens must have a technology component in the advice presented. Although this book is supposed to include teens in its audience, there is very little for them. It’s a weeder for a public library and possibly a keeper for an academic/archive collection.

 

Mary


5 Responses to Junior High for Dummies

  • Gee whiz, I wouldn’t want to be an apple-polisher or a yes-person!

  • My son is almost 13. I’d settle for getting through a day without him slamming a door and striding dramatically away.

    Middle School is hell!

  • Junior High School hasn’t been called Junior High School since the late 60s – it’s now “Middle School”. Another reason to weed it…

  • Odd, I went to junior high school in the eighties…

  • It varies depending on the district, there was a whole shift in educational philosophy behind the name change quite aside from the expense of changing the school letterhead and the sign on the building.