Growing pains

26th September 2003 at 01:00

Home-Made Kids: a journey through adolescence
By Peter Gilchrist
Troubador Publishing pound;9.99

At first, this looks like a canter through the familiar growing-up problems - divorce and children, unsupervised holidays, drugs, sex. But the author knows well that many parents need to be told straightforward things in plain language: "The vast majority of youngsters will have their first exposure to drugs before their twelfth birthday. Training in drug awareness needs to begin remarkably young."

Then there are the insights that you might not have thought of - that the children of single parents can have enriching experiences as well as those that may damage them.

Read more in this week's TES Friday magazine

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now