Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers Kindle

Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers Kindle Hurt provided a vivid and insightful view into the world of today s teenagers Now leading youth ministry expert Chap Clark substantially updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller over , copies sold Hurtfeatures a new chapter on youth at society s margins and new material on social networking and gaming Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with new research, statistics, quotations, and documentationPraise for the first edition Based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a prophetic, preventive, and redemptive influence on the world of today s youth culture Walt Mueller, Center for Parent Youth Understanding A daring yet hopeful glance into the underworld of teen promiscuity, self mutilation, and suicide A groundbreaking resource for parents, youth ministers, and counselors ForeWord Clark s classic book is highly recommended by youth workers and educators who write about teenage stress It is foundational reading that provides valuable insight into the hurting hearts of young people YouthWorker Journal Clark has been stepping inside the world of teenagers for many years This book is a unique invitation for us to join him in their world When we finish this journey, we will care about kids and understand who they are and the challenges they face Denny Rydberg, Young Life Drawing together research from many others along with his fresh exploration into the world beneath, Clark paints a compelling picture of adolescent life This book is a must read for anyone who has any contact with adolescents Journal of Youth Ministry Spoke to a passion for teenagers that I didn t realize I had. Chap Clark, author of Hurt inside the world of today s teenagers, is professor of youth, family and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, president of Parent Teen Seminars and author of fifteen books so has a wealth of experience in academia and in the world our youth live in Hurt gives the results of ethnographic and sociological research undertaken by Dr Clark into the lives of mid adolescents aged 13 18 He spent a sabbatical relief teaching at a Los Angeles County public school high Chap Clark, author of Hurt inside the world of today s teenagers, is professor of youth, family and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, president of Parent Teen Seminars and author of fifteen books so has a wealth of experience in academia and in the world our youth live in Hurt gives the results of ethnographic and sociological research undertaken by Dr Clark into the lives of mid adolescents aged 13 18 He spent a sabbatical relief teaching at a Los Angeles County public school high school and 100 s of hours observing and interacting with students Not content with just studying the students he went further and tested his conclusions with a many different young people throughout America.What he found will shock and disturb you Clark says adults have abdicated their responsibilities to mold and shape teenagers everyday lives and have abandoned them physically, emotionally and spiritually He feels this is a result an upheaval beginning in the 60s that left many adults unable to cope with the demands of life.Because of this a subculture of mid adolescents has developed with its own rules and morals that use the same words as adults but redefines them with the result that adults and mid adolescents end up talking at cross purposes and adolescents becoming evendistrustful of adults Clark calls this the world beneath and says this phenomenon is not limited to the world but occurs in the systems and structures of the church Hurt is not an easy read because of the dense style of writing but it is too important a book to ignore As part my training at a boys home, I read six books in one week on bringing up teenagers In comparison, this one is average Clark does a good job of explaining what teenagers need and why his research for the book wisely included much personal contact with youth Yet most of his observations and suggestions are common to several other books.The stand out idea I took from this book Adults have profoundly let down today s youth thus the title, Hurt Time spend with significant adults, esp As part my training at a boys home, I read six books in one week on bringing up teenagers In comparison, this one is average Clark does a good job of explaining what teenagers need and why his research for the book wisely included much personal contact with youth Yet most of his observations and suggestions are common to several other books.The stand out idea I took from this book Adults have profoundly let down today s youth thus the title, Hurt Time spend with significant adults, especially parents, provides the most important environment for healthy adolescent development, Clark writes.My two thoughts about this idea 1 This is not really news to anyone, and 2 For the person reading this book alone not for work or an organization it leaves him feeling insufficient and unable to really help One fan, even a great one, is not enough, writes Clark While this may be true, it s nearly impossible to do anything about it alone On its own, the book was a good read, but there are othersinformative and practical I recommend one like Raising Cain instead I read this book as a teenager about fourteen or fifteen I read it again when I was nineteen, and I plan on reading it again As a teenager, I thought this book was comforting It was nice to know that someone out there understood In a world where adults make claims such as I was a teenager once, and it wasn t that hard , it s confusing for a lot of kids What adults tell their children, and what they expect life to be like for their kids, isn t always what it ends up being Something is di I read this book as a teenager about fourteen or fifteen I read it again when I was nineteen, and I plan on reading it again As a teenager, I thought this book was comforting It was nice to know that someone out there understood In a world where adults make claims such as I was a teenager once, and it wasn t that hard , it s confusing for a lot of kids What adults tell their children, and what they expect life to be like for their kids, isn t always what it ends up being Something is different from when they were teens There s something harsh about today s teenage world, something that s farsevere and heavy than what older generations experienced In this book, Chap Clark explains it clearly When I have teens, I hope I can look back on this book Because even if the next generations changes from my generation, and even if this book doesn t apply to future teens, it at least puts into perspective the type of attitude parents should have I encourage ANYONE who has problems with handling teenage years, whether you re a parents, teacher, or a teenread this book It s eye opening

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