Rethinking Adolescence: Using Story to Navigate Life's Uncharted Years

Rethinking Adolescence: Using Story to Navigate Life's Uncharted Years

by Jay D' Ambrosio

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Overview

More than ever before, students need guidance and support from the adults in their lives. Here, author Jay D' Ambrosio suggests practical approaches for connecting with young people at the level of the heart through the utilization of myths, stories, movies, and songs. He contends that Story speaks to both students and adults on a spiritual dimension and will help adult readers better comprehend the condition of those challenges common to adolescence. Throughout each chapter, this book explores the wisdom necessary to face such trials that can be found in Homer's Odyssey and other great stories. Rethinking Adolescence includes: _

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578864775
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/19/2006
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Jay D' Ambrosio is an ancient history teacher, mentor, and conflict mediator at Seneca Valley Middle School in Harmony, Pennsylvania. To visit his website, go to: http://www.eteaching101.com/

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Open Your Eyes Chapter 2 The Adventure Begins Chapter 3 Seeking One's Place in the World Chapter 4 Calypso's Snare Chapter 5 Numbing the Pain Chapter 6 Giants in the Land Chapter 7 The Siren's Song Chapter 8 Shadow of Death Chapter 9 Father's Time Chapter 10 Mother's Nature, by Stacy Gallagher Chapter 11 Passing through the Veil Part 12 Closer to the Heart

What People are Saying About This

Gary Solomon

Without question, books, movies and myths tell the stories of our lives. Enter Jay D' Ambrosio... [who] helps us recognize the importance of using stories to reach out to adolescents, assisting them in identifying personal issues and problems through stories; he reminds adolescents to seek emotional guidance and support through the process of using stories as educational and healing tools. Jay's book is enchanting. He uses the idea of teaching adolescents to connect their thoughts to their hearts through the process of understanding, in the most meaningful sense, the importance of relating their own life stories to the words of authors from all over the world. You will quickly appreciate his intelligent insight and wisdom.

Birgit Wolz

Jay D' Ambrosio clearly understands the needs and challenges of adolescents. His innovative book is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and counselors to use the power of story in films and books to reach young people on a deep level.

John H. Stephens

Jay D'Ambrosio has given us a birds-eye view of the trials and tribulations that face adolescents as they grow into adulthood. He has skillfully woven the use of myths, stories, movies, and song into practical approaches for adult role models to connect with 'young people at the level of the heart.' This book addresses the issue of low self-esteem [among] adolescents and offers viable solutions for parents, teachers, counselors, and coaches to help young people deal with this challenging issue.

Jonathan Young

Finally, a mythic guide to the first great initiatory journey. Joseph Campbell showed us the pattern, now Jay D'Ambrosio applies it to adolescence. This book shows the challenges and opportunities of youth through exciting adventures from ancient myth. Rethinking Adolescence is a must-read for parents, teachers, and counselors who care about those going through the most difficult of all life-stage transitions.

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Rethinking Adolescence: Using Story to Navigate Life's Uncharted Years 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books about children and this is a must have for anyone who has or works with children. Well written and Jay gives many ideas on how to relate to children by using movies and stories to help us relate with them in their own world. I saw the book in a newspaper ad and ordered immediately from the local library because I wasn't sure if it was just another boring book -- but I am going to immediately order a copy for myself and to talk with parents about -- I am also a school counselor! Well worth your time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Without question, books, movies and myths tell the stories of our lives. Enter Jay D' Ambrosio... [who] helps us recognize the importance of using stories to reach out to adolescents, assisting them in identifying personal issues and problems through stories he reminds adolescents to seek emotional guidance and support through the process of using stories as educational and healing tools. Jay's book is enchanting. He uses the idea of teaching adolescents to connect their thoughts to their hearts through the process of understanding, in the most meaningful sense, the importance of relating their own life stories to the words of authors from all over the world. You will quickly appreciate his intelligent insight and wisdom.'¿Gary Solomon, MPH, M.S.W., Ph.D., and author of Cinemaparenting, The Motion Picture Prescription, Reel Therapy and A Psychiatric Diagnostic Primer
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Finally, a mythic guide to the first great initiatory journey. Joseph Campbell showed us the pattern, now Jay D'Ambrosio applies it to adolescence. This book shows the challenges and opportunities of youth through exciting adventures from ancient myth. Rethinking Adolescence is a must-read for parents, teachers, and counselors who care about those going through the most difficult of all life-stage transitions.' - Jonathan Young, Ph.D. psychologist and founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives