Between Form And Freedom: Being A Teenager

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Betty Staley

‘Will make you more open and alive to the young people you love, and that will make many good things happen.’

Steve Biddulph, Foreword

This is the third and fully revised edition of this bestselling book. Challenges are tackled around self-esteem, pregnancy, behavioural problems, stress, depression, media, genderfluidity, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse. Growth needs are explored in relation to family, friends, the media, education, the arts, loyalty and relationships. Parents value this wise, practical guide, as Betty uniquely addresses teenagers’ soul and spiritual needs at a time when the quest for meaning is so vital.

  • Discusses how adolescents present either the ‘mask’ or the ‘volcano’ as they struggle with identity and self-esteem.
  • Tackles the current questions of genderfluidity, eating disorders, media addictions and more
  • Shares teenagers’ voices, stories and experiences
  • Opens up windows to the changing inner life of developing teenagers.
  • Easy to read, with nutshell summaries and questions for reflection and action
  • Welcomed by parenting voices such as Steve Biddulph, Caroline Penney and Kim John Payne


Betty Staley is a long-time Waldorf teacher, international lecturer on child and adolescent development, consultant with schools, and author of eight books. A New Yorker by birth, she has lived in the Sacramento area for over fifty years, earned her M.A. in education from St. Mary’s College of California. She has three adult children and five grandchildren.

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