The Romance Of Risk


  • Author: Lynn E. Ponton
  • Release Date : 2008-08-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 1124683 Bytes


Dr. Lynn Ponton has devoted her clinical practice to a particular community -- teenagers in trouble. Whether these kids are struggling with peers, experimenting with drugs, stealing cars, or having unprotected sex, they have something in common: they are all involved in unhealthy risk-taking. And their parents are scared. "How did my child get involved in this dangerous situation?" they ask. "And what can I do?"Their fears are justified: today's teens have more opportunities for taking dangerous risks than ever before. But in The Romance of Risk, Dr. Ponton refutes the traditional idea that risk-taking is primarily an angry power struggle with parents -- so-called teenage rebellion -- and re-defines it as a potentially positive testing process whereb...

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Taking a Risk


  • Author: Lexy Timms
  • Release Date : 2019-03-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 1842259 Bytes


Divorced, childless, and jobless at 30.My younger self had it all planned. I would be married by 22—check. Have the dream job after university—check. And a couple of kids to go with the perfect wife.Scratch that.My wife left me for a guy ten years younger than me, and they're having the babies we should have had.  The dream job became a dream when the company I worked for went belly up because of bad investments.So here I am, moving across the state with just my dog to the big city. Single, jobless and about enough money after the divorce to pay-off my truck, and hopefully rent an apartment.Apparently it's my destiny.I got offered an easy job managing some billionaire's estate while he's off to Antarctica for three months on some expedition....

The Romance Of Risk

The Romance Of Risk


  • Author : Lynn Ponton
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0786725400


The Romance Of Risk Book Description :

Dr. Lynn Ponton has devoted her clinical practice to a particular community--teenagers in trouble. Whether these kids are struggling with peers, experimenting with drugs, stealing cars, or having unprotected sex, they have something in common: they are all involved in unhealthy risk-taking. And their parents are scared. "How did my child get involved in this dangerous situation?” they ask. "And what can I do?”Their fears are justified: today’s teens have more opportunities for taking dangerous risks than ever before. But in The Romance of Risk, Dr. Ponton refutes the traditional idea that risk-taking is primarily an angry power struggle with parents--so-called teenage rebellion--and re-defines it as a potentially positive testing process whereb...

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood


  • Author : Alan Booth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317312796


Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Book Description :

In this classic edition top scholars in family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents’ contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, from the evolutionary roots of these behaviors to policies and programs that represent best practices for addressing these issues in schools and communities. The text offers interdisciplinary expertise from scholars of psychology, social work, sociology, demography, economics, human development and family studies, and public policy. Adolescents and young adults today face very different choices about family formation than did their parents’ generation, given such societal changes as the rise in cohabitation, the increase in divorce rates, and families having fewer children. This book exa...

Degree of Risk
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Degree of Risk


  • Author : Lindsay McKenna
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373278619


Degree of Risk Book Description :

When her Black Hawk helicopter goes down in Afghanistan, Army medevac pilot Sarah Benson survives until captured. The man she loves, Navy SEAL Ethan Quinn will stop at nothing to find her and save her....

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel


  • Author : Jessica Richard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230307278


The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel Book Description :

Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks....

Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community

Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community


  • Author : Jesús Blanco Hidalga
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501319853


Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community Book Description :

Despite the success and significance of Jonathan Franzen's fiction, his work has received relatively little scholarly attention. Aiming to fill this conspicuous gap, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community analyzes each of Franzen's five novels in chronological order to reveal an interior logic animating his work. Integrating various formal and ideological perspectives to illuminate Franzen's work, Jesús Blanco Hidalga demonstrates that the concepts of salvation and redemption, typical of romance narratives, run throughout Franzen's fiction. Even as he re-assesses and expands the familiar interpretations of Franzen's work, Blanco Hidalga shows how these salvation narratives are used for self-legitimization not only by the characters, but by th...

The Romance of the Word

The Romance of the Word


  • Author : Robert Farrar Capon
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802840841


The Romance of the Word Book Description :

This volume makes available three of Capon's sought-after early works: An Offering of Uncles, The Third Peacock, and Hunting the Divine Fox. Each book offers a refreshingly different take on key theological issues--the priesthood of humankind, the problem of God and evil, and the language of theology....

At Risk

At Risk


  • Author : Linda Howard
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1741167515


At Risk Book Description :

Two stories in one. Tears Of The Renegade: Susan has never known anyone like Cord Blackstone. His pale blue eyes shine with temptation and dark menace. Cord has a score to settle with his family, the same genteel clan' that sheltered Susan after her husband's death. He will stop at nothing to punish the Blackstones even if it means ruining the one woman who can't stop loving him. Diamond Bay: The heat was intense, much too hot for sleeping. Staring into the dark ocean surf, Rachel couldn't see anything, but she sensed that something was out there. And then he floated up to the shore - unconscious. He was barely alive. Someone had shot him twice. Trusting her instincts, she did not call the police. Her sixth sense told her that she was his only hope. ...

The Romance of Desire

The Romance of Desire


  • Author : Susan L. Field
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0838637388


The Romance of Desire Book Description :

In the final chapter, Field suggests that further extensions of Emerson, feminism, and antifoundationalism are our responsibility to make as we take up our play in the romance Emerson initiated. The "new yet unapproachable America" that Emerson longed for is ours in the making, and the making is inevitably and gloriously passionate and incomplete....

The Sex Lives of Teenagers

The Sex Lives of Teenagers


  • Author : Lynn E. Ponton
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028491293


The Sex Lives of Teenagers Book Description :

A leading adolescent psychiatrist shares her observations on teen sexuality, addressing both parental fears and teen anxieties, desires, and opinions as she discusses sexual orientation, abortion, pregnancy, dating, gender roles, sexual fantasies, masturbation, and other topics. 20,000 first printing....