Kids Gone Wild

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814760651
Size: 24.66 MB
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Kids Gone Wild from the Author: Joel Best. To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls "sext" explicit photos to boys they like; they wear "sex bracelets" that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at "rainbow parties" to perform sex acts on groups of willing teen boys; they form "pregnancy pacts" with their best girlfriends to all become teen mothers at the same time. From The Today Show, to CNN, to the New York Times, stories of these events have been featured widely in the media. But are most teenage--or younger--children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no--teen sex is actually not rampant and teen pregnancy is at low levels. But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents' worst fears? How do these rumors get started, and how do they travel around the country and even across the globe? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity. Best and Bogle describe the process by which such stories spread, trace how and to where they have moved, and track how they can morph as they travel from one medium to another. Ultimately, they find that our society's view of kids raging out of control has drastic and unforeseen consequences, fueling the debate on sex education and affecting policy decisions on everything from the availability of the morning after pill to who is included on sex offender registries. A surprising look at the truth behind the sensationalism in our culture, Kids Gone Wild is a much-needed wake-up call for a society determined to believe the worst about its young people.

Kidchat Gone Wild

Author: Bret Nicholaus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596433168
Size: 52.35 MB
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Kidchat Gone Wild from the Author: Bret Nicholaus. Provides trivia and more than two hundred questions about animals designed to stimulate creative responses in children.

My Weirder School 1 Miss Child Has Gone Wild

Author: Dan Gutman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062084526
Size: 54.49 MB
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My Weirder School 1 Miss Child Has Gone Wild from the Author: Dan Gutman. My Weirder School weirder than ever! The third grade has won a weird contest, so they get to go on a field trip to the zoo. That's how they meet Miss Child, the weirdest zookeeper in the history of the world. She thinks animals are smarter than people! She thinks elephants can paint pictures! She keeps snakes in her pockets for fun! Guess who's going to wind up in a cage with a lion?

Ghouls Gone Wild

Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307495671
Size: 72.98 MB
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Ghouls Gone Wild from the Author: R.L. Stine. Master horror writer and Goosebumps series author, R.L. Stine, delivers another spooky tale! Max’s parents are planning to sell their house and move the family far, far away. But Max can’t leave Nicky and Tara, the two ghosts who live with him. They need him. He’s the only one who can help them become kids again! Max has to stop his parents!

Iguana Invasion

Author: Virginia Aronson
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644692
Size: 70.35 MB
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Iguana Invasion from the Author: Virginia Aronson. Describes characteristics of iguanas, and other exotic pets, found in Florida, with information on humane ways to trap them, how to feed them, if they are dangerous, and their effect on the environment.

Penelope Perfect

Author: Shannon Anderson
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980483
Size: 73.97 MB
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Penelope Perfect from the Author: Shannon Anderson. “I’d never been late for anything. I just knew this would be a bad day.” When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine gets thrown for a loop. From wearing mismatched socks to receiving her first-ever “B,” will “Penelope Perfect” survive this imperfect day? This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don’t go according to plan.

Kids Will Be Kids But Oh My God

Author: CY Collinsmiller
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481757830
Size: 69.56 MB
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Kids Will Be Kids But Oh My God from the Author: CY Collinsmiller. Karah’s kids were adolescents when their behavior first became an issue, and even though they are now young adults, they are still rambunctious and wild. She is determined to do everything she can to help her children become productive citizens. In the process, she will face many dangers. She is constantly breaking up fights and is actually dragged during one episode. She is always running to their rescue—sometimes literally running. But she is strong and demands her respect. She even has to help the police handcuff her own daughter. All her efforts and none are effective. But Karah cannot lose this battle; these are her children. Regardless of their age, your children are always your children. The way they live their lives will always affect you. That’s called love. Karah is not going to be satisfied as long as they are breaking the law and living reckless lives.

Adhd In Hd

Author: Jonathan Chesner
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575423863
Size: 76.94 MB
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Adhd In Hd from the Author: Jonathan Chesner. From an early age, actor Chesner knew that if he learned how to manage the difficulties of ADHD and harness its awesome powers, he would help other "special brains" by sharing this knowledge in a book to slay all other books. "ADHD in HD" is inspiring, upbeat, and fun and gives the unique perspective that ADHD isn't all bad--it can actually be a blessing in disguise.

Black Flies

Author: Shannon Burke
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593762542
Size: 48.18 MB
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Black Flies from the Author: Shannon Burke. Novelist Shannon Burke earned stunning reviews for his debut book, Safelight, and now he returns with the same minimalist intensity in this arresting follow-up. Black Flies is the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-'90s New York. It is a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs, the bad cops, unhinged medics, the hopeless patients, the dark humor in bizarre circumstances, and one medic's struggle to balance his desire to help against his own growing callousness. It is the story of lives that hang in the balance, and of a single job with a misdiagnosed newborn that sends Cross and his partner into a life-changing struggle between good and evil.

Daughters Gone Wild Dads Gone Crazy

Author: Charles Stone
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141851487X
Size: 59.92 MB
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Daughters Gone Wild Dads Gone Crazy from the Author: Charles Stone. Fifteen psychologists, twelve secondary schools, four expulsions, four rehabs, two house-arrests and innumerable arguments... the cast and plot line for a season's worth of Law and Order? No. This was the real-life drama of Heather Stone's adolescence. Now in college, Heather, the once rebellious teen, has sat down with her father to pen an insider's guide for parents and teens alike. Charles and Heather don't offer Cleaver family ideals or promise Brady Bunch thirty-minute solutions. They, instead, share the realities of their 6-year nightmare, in the hopes of fostering hope for the millions of families trying to survive the years from thirteen to eighteen. Replete with faith, honesty, and practicality, it offers readers nine practical lessons and provides a compass for even the worst tempests of teen rebellion.