"What an animated speaker. I
was sorry to see the video end."
| "Karen, I received the video this week
as you promised and have just finished viewing it. You gave one
of the best explanations of the dynamics of adolescence that
I have ever heard. . . I am sure I will be using the film with
my co-workers and particular teens. Thanks!"
"Helpful and factual
. . . ."
"To take such a serious and disturbing
time in life for both the adolescent and the parent and turn
it into a humorous event--which both parties will probably see
it as, a few years down the road--How refreshing!"
"The adolescent brain--wow!
I like that. Your lecture is meaty--so realistic and full of
"I learned that children are
themselves, and that no matter what we do, they are not us."
"I learned that the changes
we see in adolescents are their way of showing independence.
This time [of their life] scares them to death."
"I really liked the way she
[Karen Martin, presenter] was very blunt and used phrases
and situations everybody has seen or been in. Her illustrations
really brought home her points....definitely usable, definitely
A common objection we're getting
is that the video is not highly produced...Karen Martin's presentation
was videotaped by a professional, but you can't always hear the
parents' questions at the beginning. One viewer objected to the
opening questions with parents; she thought this was a waste
However, as indicated by the comments
quoted above, even in its present form, the video can be very
helpful & useful to parents, teachers, and older adolescents.
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