About the Book
You're Up (For Teenagers Only!) is a hand book that is a powerhouse of information that teens want to know to help make their transition from being a child to being an adult an easier journey. The ideas for help with parents, friends, and every-day situations were given by a group of 100 teens who have discovered how to find happiness during these difficult and, at times, painful and confusing teenage years. It is put together in a common language that is easily understood by the teenager and the parent, with examples and solutions for some of the problems most teenagers have to face. Now is the time to get out of this book what other teens want you to know so that your life as a teen can be easier to endure.
About the Author: James A. Davis' -Jad- love for people is immediately felt by anyone who meets him. For more than three decades he has brought his vast vision to his students through his sociology and psychology classes. He is the author of three previous books: A Primer For The First Year Psychology Student Life Science - A study of human survival in the twentieth century Marital Separation - A Workbook to Recovery These books have been used at Duke University as well as Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. At the conclusion of a post-doctoral study a few copies of the synopsis of that work were printed, and also placed in a CD format, for the review of some of Jad's students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) in Salisbury, North Carolina. One of those students stepped forward and suggested that the production "You're Up" be modified and offered to the impressive wave of Early College students that honor that campus every year. The students were the subjects of a year-long class of one hundred teenagers who began their college careers as freshmen, sophomores, etc. They were mostly happy and brilliant. We began our research. We wanted to find out what made these teenagers happy people. It was as simple as that! This is a palpable publication that could be enjoyed by future students who wished to super-charge their academic careers by maybe taking a glance at the sociological adjustment of those students before them who had achieved a higher level of personal understanding about themselves, and had honed their focus on their life's ambitions. These were our subjects of interest, all one hundred of them. What was discovered was a very traceable trail, patterned by eighty-nine percent of the students tracked, that found themselves happy. How does that happen in today's society? See for yourself. I think you, too, will find that the normal and painful labyrinth that most teenagers endure for about seven years can, and certainly should, be avoided, if possible. Frankly, anybody could profit from this finding. It's a simple formula that every teenager should learn. I would advise anyone to read You're Up, or at least use it as a manual whenever the next teenager comes along in your life wanting some advice on how to survive their adolescence. Jad Davis currently lives in Salisbury, North Carolina.