Ready or Not, Here Life Comes

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005.
ISBN: 9780743262248
0743262247
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.

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