The Skin We're in (Paperback)
Teaching Our Teens to Be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, and Spiritually Connected
Free Press, 9780684859293, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2002
- Helping boys deal with and control emotions like anger, frustration, and fear
- Encouraging girls to appreciate their growing bodies for more than just looks, and to develop a healthy sense of identity
- Developing skills in teens that allow them to act effectively in social, academic, and business settings
- Teaching children to resist the power of peer pressure from those in their communities who believe there is only one way to be black
- Convincing teens that it is essential to develop their spirituality and participate in a spiritual community
About the Author
Praise For The Skin We're in: Teaching Our Teens to Be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, and Spiritually Connected…
Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, and co-author of Raising Black Children
This insightful book is just what parents of black teenagers need...I highly recommend this book to parents and caregivers.
An empowering guide for black parents.
Rocky Mountain News
The Skin We're In is unique, thoughtful, and intelligent, and should take its rightful place...on every black parent's bookshelf.
James Comer, M.D.
Yale Child Study Center, coauthor of Raising Black Children
Powerful and riveting! The reader is engaged on every page as Dr. Janie Victoria Ward tackles the tough issues associated with black child development in a complexsociety...Solid and eminently practical.