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Building Relationships is a companion for every teenager
caught up with the thrill and adventure, the joys and surprises, the anxieties and fears, and the doubts and problems of
adolescence. This book wants to join in the celebration of life
that every teen dreams of; it also wants to be a part of their
struggle to understand the complexities of life and join them in their effort to be understood by significant others.

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Building Relationships is a companion for every teenager
caught up with the thrill and adventure, the joys and surprises, the anxieties and fears, and the doubts and problems of
adolescence. This book wants to join in the celebration of life
that every teen dreams of; it also wants to be a part of their
struggle to understand the complexities of life and join them in their effort to be understood by significant others. This volume
has everything to do with relationships. It offers teens a
broader vision and refreshing approach towards friendship,
love, dating, rejection, broken relationships, relations at
home and school, connecting with the media world, society
and God. This volume will help teens to build relationships
and live life to the full.
About the Editors
Teresa Joseph, FMA and Banzelao Teixeira, SDB belong to the Salesian Family founded by Don Bosco, dedicated to the welfare of young people. Together, they have earlier published books meant for Teens including Teen Q’s: On Love and Relationships (Media House, Delhi, 2009), Teens Your Key to Success (ATC, Bangalore, 2010] and From Teenage to Adulthood: Surmounting the Travails of Adolescence (Better Yourself Books, Bombay, 2012).

CONTENTS
Introduction 07
Section 1:
Teen Q’s on Friendship and Love
1. Love or Infatuation:
A Confused Me! 11
2. How To Handle A “No”?
Just Be The Brave “You” 17
3. Hanging out with Friends: Dating 22
4. Beauty Fades with Time,
But Not the Goodness of Your Heart 32
5. How to Terminate a Relationship
that is Not Working 37
6. Repairing a Broken Friendship 43
Section 2:
Teen Q’s on Siblings and Parents
7. Relationship with Our Siblings 50
8. What do My Parents Really Want from Me? 55
9. Why Can’t They Leave Me Alone?
Dealing with Parents Who are Demanding 61
Section 3:
Teen Q’s on School and Media
10. Your Questions, Our Answers:
Teachers Respond to Students 68
11. Media and You:
Be the Shark, not the Bait! 76
Section 4:
Teen Q’s on God and Spirituality
12. Give Your Life a Quality Lift:
Teens and Spirituality 88
13. Celebrating The Wonder of Creation!: Eco-Sensitivity and Eco-Spirituality. 95
Section 5:
Teen Q’s on Social Commitment
14. Making the World a Better Place:
My Commitment to the World 103
Our Contributors 109

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