Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale, M.D. (Paediatrics), D.C.H., F.A.M.S., Vaidyacharya, is a renowned Paediatrician. He ranked first in the examinations of M.D. (Paediatrics) and D.C.H. He is the founder of the Paediatrics Department (established in 1959) in the Lokmanya Tilak Mahanagarpalika Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was professor and Head of this department from 1959 to 1990. He was honoured by UNICEF which conferred on him the Fellowship for his research paper that was read in the international Paediatrics Conference held in Tokyo in 1965.
Dr. Athavale has obtained the highest degree in Ayurveda, that of ‘Ayurvedacharya’. He has written a number of books on Ayurveda and modernized the entire Ayurveda for day-to-day life. The books in Marathi and English are written in a simple and easy language that they are useful for both the elite and an average individual. In 1966 he received the prestigious international honour of ‘The Best Author of books on Ayurveda’. In 2001, he was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in the international symposium on Ayurveda by the National Education Board.
Dr. Mahesh Gandhi, M.D., D.P.M. is a sexologist and Homeopath. He is internationally renowned for treating psychiatric cases with Homeopathy. He has been practicing psychiatry for the past 27 years. Dr. (Mrs.) Shraddha Gandhi, M.D., D.P.M. has been practicing as Consultant Psychiatrist, Hypnotherapies and Counselor for the past 20 years. She also treats psychological problems with Homeopathy.
The Gandhi couple treat concentration and memory problems, problems with children like dyslexia, autism, stammering, bed-wetting, temper tantrums etc. They also treat anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, addictions, marital discord, sexual dysfunctions, psychosomatic disorders and personality disorders in adults. They have written a book titled ‘Psychiatry for Students and General Practitioners’.
This book deals with the peculiarities and problems of teenagers that is adolescents and their parents. Adolescence is the period of rapid growth during which sexual maturation occurs and the child becomes an adult.
The anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs are given. The common problems of adolescence like pimples, faulty posture, masturbation and menstrual disorders are discussed. The dangers of smoking, alcohol and drug addiction are stressed.
Teenagers should strive to establish their identity by continuing education and acquired skill and proficiency in the selected subjects and imbibing good qualities so that they can become good husbands or wives and later responsible parents and citizens.
Friction between teenager and their parents is a story. Important hints re given to both teenagers and their parents, so that the teenagers can pass through their adolescence smoothly and develop better ties with their parents.
This book gives in detail the duties of parents and discusses the practical problems faced by parents in rearing and guiding their teenagers. The various defects in the personalities of parents and the common mistakes committed by hem in rearing their teenagers are also discussed.
I am sure this book will help both the teenagers and their parents to understand each other. It will help the parents to guide their teenagers tactfully and give them an insight for becoming better parents.
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