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Playing at Being Bad: The Hidden Resilience of Troubled Teens

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“Our most troubled youth are far more resilient and healthy than we are ready to admit. If we take the time to listen very closely to our children speak about their experiences beyond our front doors, we hear an entirely different story about their lives than the one we adults tell.”

Unlike many other books about difficult kids that reflect the wisdom of adults, this one ex
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 22nd 2003)
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I found this at Second Story, one of my favorite used bookstores. I didn't buy it, but I got so engrossed that I stood there and read the entire thing (sorry Second Story staff, I promise I _do_ buy things sometimes!).

The author is a child and family therapist in Canada, and his thesis is simple but often overlooked.

Basically, he argues that it's important to listen to the stories that teenagers tell about their lives, and respect their right to make choices. He also makes the point that teena
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