The Secret Life of Teenagers: Confessions of a High School Counselor


The Secret Life of Teenagers,  Calvin White, a high school counselor of more than twenty years, shares  those inner, hidden lives.



Author: Calvin White

ISBN: 978-1-926780-12-2

Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5″

Number of Pages: 214

Synopsis:  Most of us live double lives. There is the part we show in public, and there is the person on the inside, that private individual with the proclivities, stresses, dreams and behaviors that we hide from prying eyes. The teen years are the perfect storm when truth is lived in a more transparent manner than at any other stage of life. In The Secret Life of Teenagers, Calvin White, a high school counselor of more than twenty years, shares those inner, hidden lives. Accompanied by powerful artifact writings and artwork, it is recommended reading for parents, teachers, counselors, and all who work with youth. All the challenges teenagers face are opened up as they are experienced—loneliness, sexual abuse, alcoholism, drug-abusing parents, peer pressure, identity crises, suicide, and bullying. As well, White incisively examines the public school system, its searing flaws that encumber teens with drudgery, and its potential to uplift and to counteract the negative forces of the day.


  1. Amazon Review by Ziyba

    “The stuff written by kids and their artwork and the case studies blew me away. Made me think of my own childhood. The school stuff upset me.”
    -Amazon Review by Ziyba

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