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Author Levine, Melvin D.

Title Ready or not, here life comes / Mel Levine.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  305.242 L665    ---  Available
Description xvi, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-278) and index.
Contents Here life comes : how startup adults get unready for careers -- pt. 1: Getting unready. Startup adults trapped in their teens : when adolescents won't take leave -- Ones who were once revered : when idols fall -- Some who have gone astray : when wrong roads are taken -- Victims of brain neglect : when minds fall into debt. -- pt. 2: Ways to grow. Deft novices : achieving a successful startup -- Inner direction : deepening self-knowledge -- Interpretation : sharpening outside insights -- Instrumentation : equipping a mind's toolbox -- Interaction : crafting interpersonal skill. -- pt. 3: Mind growers. Parents : achieving the right mixes -- Educators : offering life prep schools -- Adolescents : conduction the experiments -- Startup adults : looking ahead from behind.
Summary A nationally known pediatrician and author addresses the question of why some youngsters make a successful transition into adulthood while others do not. Parents and schools often raise children in a highly structured world, leaving them unable to cope on their own. Dr. Levine urges that schools teach "life prep," equipping adolescents with what they will need to succeed as adults. He identifies these skills as "the four I's": inner direction, or self-awareness; interpretation, or understanding the outside world; instrumentation, or the acquisition of mental tools; and interaction, or the ability to relate to other people effectively. He offers advice for young adults who find themselves unable to navigate the world of careers.
Subject Young adults -- Psychology.
Young adults -- Vocational guidance.
Young adults -- Life skills guides.
Maturation (Psychology)
Motivation (Psychology)
ISBN 0743262247 : $26.00

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