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When Kids Hurt: Help for Adults Navigating the Adolescent Maze A must read for anyone working with youth Chap talksabout some the the issues he raised in the book HURT Provides a look into the hidden world of teen culture This book also shares things that we can do to stem the the tide of systemic abandonment that has been affecting our teens for decades. Chap Clark S Groundbreaking Hurt Inside The World Of Today S Teenagers Revealed The Hard Truth About Contemporary Adolescence Societal Changes And Systemic Abandonment Have Left Teenagers Struggling To Navigate The Ever Lengthening And Ever Difficult Transition To Adulthood Without Caring Adults When Kids Hurt Offers These Challenging Insights To Youth Workers And Parents In A Accessible Form, With Greater Focus On How Adults Should Respond Practical Sidebars And Application Sections, Contributed By Other Youth Experts, Provide Additional Insights Into Youth Culture And How Adults Can Better Guide Adolescents Into Adulthood This Book Will Be An Important Resource For Youth Workers, Parents, Counselors, And Others Who Work With Youth An immensely helpful book to anyone who is priveleged to be working with today s troubled and abandoned teens I am the mother of two teenagers and am a volunteer leader in our youth group at church Many of our teens are suffering from abandonment Reading this book has helped me to understand and reach out to these kids who so need to have loving , caring adults to be there for them This book offers observations, insights and guidance to those who choose to serve and care for teens. Having a tween this has opened my eyes to some of the difficulties, that girls my daughter invites to church, may be going through It explains some reactions and behaviors Good book for me in interpreting their Q s and what I can do to help Not only for her friends but my daughter also. Clark did not convince me that the methods by which today s teens deal with life and school is all that different from my experience 30 years ago There has evidently been an exponential moral decline in behavior But just applying the new term cluster doesn t make it all that different from the cliques and circles that we grew up with. I thought it gave good advice for adult leaders, but did not necessarily agree with everything mentioned It does contain stats that will need to be updated in a few years, but a good start for seeing what is important in students lives and common challenges they face. Interesting book geared for parents of adolescents and soon to be adolescents Much of the advice isn t rocket science, so to speak It s pretty practical stuff, about not over booking your kids so they are busy and exhausted And making sure you spend plenty of time with your kids The author talks about how kids feel abandoned by parents who are too busy or too selfish to spend time with them The book does have some interesting sections about how teens view topics such as sex and partyi Interesting book geared for parents of adolescents and soon to be adolescents Much of the advice isn t rocket science, so to speak It s pretty practical stuff, about not over booking your kids so they are busy and exhausted And making sure you spend plenty of time with your kids The author talks about how kids feel abandoned by parents who are too busy or too selfish to spend time with them The book does have some interesting sections about how teens view topics such as sex and partying, though again, it wasn t stuff that was too surprising.The book reinforces that kids are looking for purpose, and being part of a community All of that can be found in a caring church community, and with God as part of their lives I like the fact that the author emphasizes the fact that the reason kids are hurting is because they aren t connected with a caring church community filled with lots of caring adults not just peers , and they have parents who are too busy, parents who selfishly put their own interests above their children, and parents who let their kids get way too busy with too many activities.My favorite part of the book were the many short real life illustrations from guest authors, who talk about how they are making a difference in the lives of young people.It s easy reading, but again, I didn t really learn too much I didn t already know But for parents who feel they are really struggling to figure out their adolescent kids, this may be a good starting point for something to read I found this book to be a little uneven During the first section, I kept thinking Yes Just yes this is so right on In the following two sections there were a few points like that, but it was less consistent Perhaps this was because I work with high school kids Some of the facts would maybe be shocking surprising to people who don t work with high school students However, I wasn t really surprised by many of the facts I also found the solution section to be a bit conflicting or maybe I found this book to be a little uneven During the first section, I kept thinking Yes Just yes this is so right on In the following two sections there were a few points like that, but it was less consistent Perhaps this was because I work with high school kids Some of the facts would maybe be shocking surprising to people who don t work with high school students However, I wasn t really surprised by many of the facts I also found the solution section to be a bit conflicting or maybe overwhelming At one point, the author s suggested picking a kid or two to invest in, get to know, etc to reverse the feeling of abandonment that is so firmly established in the beginning of the book However, the author also says one adult isn t enough and that systemic changes are needed I really liked this book, though I d prefer to give it a 3.5 instead of a 4


About the Author: Chap Clark

Chap Clark PhD, University of Denver is professor and chair of the youth, family, and culture department at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also directs the Student Leadership Project and is coordinator of Fuller Studio He is on the teaching team at Harbor Christian Center church in Gig Harbor, Washington, is president of ParenTeen, and works closely with Young Life Clark has authored or coauthored numerous books including Hurt 2.0 and Sticky Faith Follow him on Twitter chapclark.


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