Working with angry kids can be like playing "scissors, paper, rock." A youth's pretense of "badness," from playing the class clown to running away from home, can be intimidating to parents and other adults.
When Kids Are Mad Not Bad is a wake-up call about the importance of spending time with your kids and learning how kids communicate. This book is good for educating parents about the hurt kids harbor and hide. It is about cynical attitudes that cover anger and anger that covers juvenile depression, eating disorders and alcohol abuse.