The Junior High Survival Manual

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9780570050629: The Junior High Survival Manual

Discusses things a junior high school student needs to know, such as setting goals, keeping good study habits, and improving social skills, and how Christian faith can help in these pursuits.

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For junior highers looking for an excellent book to provide advice, examples, and solutions to anything from everyday problems to life-changing decisions, this is the book for them. It shows how to make right choices, set standards, and keep God first in everything through stories, activities and answering questions that relate to young teens. They will also discover how to live according to Gods will as it offers help in dealing with the mess of homework, school and friends during these difficult years.

The illustrations and cartoons make it easy to understand and enjoy this book. I highly recommend it for any young teen, whether struggling or not. With its biblical teaching, it would be great for any church library. CNC -- Church Libraries, 1999

For young adolescents about to enter turbulent school years, this book offers solid suggestions from a Christian perspective. Cassel covers the most important topics for successfully navigating junior high: setting goals, studying and taking tests, managing time, adjusting to new schools, making friends, handling peer pressure, and making decisions.

Cartoon drawings, well-chosen Bible texts, room to write, and thoughtful questions add to the clear, well-written, adolescent-geared text. Cassel continually emphasizes Gods love and support for young people as they face their fears, their peers and themselves in new ways. This is an excellent resource for preteens, parents and teachers. Susan Gardner, CBA reviewer -- Christian Book Association

This short book provides an immediate source of help for adolescents as they begin their middle or junior high school years. This manual offers the reader information with a Christian perspective on how to set goals, make decisions, and develop friendships, followed by discussion questions for each of the twelve chapters.

Although designed primarily for individual use, pre-teen youth groups would benefit from studying this book before they enter junior high. In the church library, this book would be a valuable resource for parents to consult and/or read with their sons and daughters as they live out their teen years. In addition, the book will help both generations make the most of the relatively short time a teenager spends in junior high or middle school. Martin Hidy, reviewer -- Lutheran Libraries

From Publishers Weekly:

Teens and parents can face those awkward, confusing and often troubling junior high years with a bit less trepidation thanks to Cassel's accessible handbook. This significant source of practical help is filled with simple ideas for improving study skills, making new friends and nurturing existing friendships, learning the how-tos of good decision making, avoiding peer pressure, and setting and reaching academic, social and spiritual goals. Cassel here combines her professional writing skills as the author of over 200 articles, devotions and stories with her personal family experience as a mother of four. Categorized into three general subjects?"Study Skills," "Friendship Factor," and "Deciding for Yourself,"?each includes four sub-topics which discuss the particulars in greater detail. In the "Study Skills" section, for example, Cassel provides step-by-step instruction on how to take better classroom notes, increase listening skills, prepare for tests on a regular schedule and set realistic academic goals. Each chapter includes an informative anecdote, ideas on getting organized, blank goal-setting sheets for students to complete, Bible verses to meditate on as well as plenty of encouragement from the author. Discussion questions at the back of the book can be read alone by the teenager, with parents or as a group assignment. A great tool for improving life at home, church and school. Ages 12-14.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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