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TURN A BLIND EYE: -A MOTHER'S TRUE STORY- PUSHED TO PERFORM, AN ADOLESCENT NIGHTMARE

eBook (PDF), 354 Pages
(4 Ratings)
Price: $18.33
How do youngsters cope with the pressures of competitive endeavors? What are their deepest fears? Why do many talented kids feel like failures regardless of their successes? Learn the shocking truth how some teens deal with mounting insecurities. Discover the repercussions that can happen when parents are blinded to performance pressures facing youngsters, particularly when entering chaotic adolescence. My narrative is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous journal detailing the nurturing of my daughter from birth through her turbulent adolescent years. The intensity of her stormy evolution was inflamed by nine years in highly competitive professional dance environments and resulted in her self-destructive acting out behavior. It's a retrospective chronicle providing an insightful glimpse of what may await unsuspeting parents with youngsters in competitive activities. What happened to us can happen to any well-intentioned family with children who are pushed to perform in academics, the arts,... More > or athletics.< Less
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  • By bill hanlon
    Aug 28, 2009
    "Youngsters in competitive activities" Ms. Montogomery's story is pretty reflective of some of the problems I went through with my 14 year old son, the star goalie of our hockey team. Between the badgering by the coaches and the insults by screaming parents, he felt rotten most of the time. You don't have to go too far to see this misery happening to our kids every day. Good book, well worth reading. The lady has a twisted sense of humor, but at least she still has one.
  • By Susan Hargrove
    Jul 3, 2008
    "Turn A Blind Eye" I was astounded to read about the similarities between Karen's experiences with her daughter and mine in competitive gymnastics. More parents should be aware of the problems kids face in performance activites, especially teens. A great book to read, informative, humorous, and real-life.
  • By andrea booth
    Jun 6, 2008
    "Blind Eye" Ms. Montgomery's experiences with her daughter in the world of competitive dance is a lesson for all parents to learn about. Although there was much humour in her book (she needed it) my heart went out to her in describing the traumas Drew and many other youngsters endure when reaching for the stars and being pushed beyond their emotional capabilities. Her candor and honesty relating to this subject was refreshing and more parents should read this thought-provoking narrative........I wish her the best. Shelly Hill
  • By Michelle Hill
    Oct 28, 2006
    "Parenting youngsters in competite endeavors " Ms. Montgomery's experiences with her daughter in the world of competitive dance is a lesson to learn for all parents. Although I found there to be much humour in her narrative, ( believe me, she needed it) my heart went out to her in describing the traumas Drew sustained as well as many other youngsters who face the same kind of pressures when pushed into competition beyond their youth and emotional capabilities. Her candor and honesty relating to this subject was refreshing and more parents should read this thought-provoking book........I wish her the best.
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Product Details

Published
October 1, 2011
Language
English
Pages
354
File Format
PDF
File Size
1.14 MB

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