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Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2005

    To say the truth...

    Although i am a teen and do not agree with all that you say, i apreciate the try that you made to analyze an un-developed teen mind. My critizism is that you are treating the subject of this book as a real human. we have feelings to if you didnt know. The reason that we do not agree with adult is simply that we know the truth and know that they are all very lazy and use their children as slaves but with 'love'. You do not let us do what we want because it is not so much that they care but that they cant stand to see us having fun with out them. They enjoy our torture. You are also being a hypocryte in a way because you are going agaisnt everything you might have stood for when you were my age. Although that is what most teens well eventually become. We know that we are very rebelious but we cant help it in a way. We are growing up and seeing the truth of everything around us. You would be like us too but you are very used to the truth and have a fully developed mind ,so. Next time you try to analyze a underdeveloped mind, dont make an insutling book and 'survival' guide to a mind ( for crying out loud! dont you have anything else to do???!!!), dont be surprised if you get hate mail. With truth and little love, a 14-year old thinker.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    Good read and great resource for parents.

    This book helps someone understand what teens are going through during their adolescent years. I would recommend this book to anyone who has teens, preferably before they become teenagers.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2006

    EXCELLENT RESOURCE

    This book was excellent in understanding adolescents and why they behave the way they behave. It is easy to understand for people who don't have much of a background in brain development, yet gives practical suggestions on implementing the information.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended! This is a must-read for parents of pre-teens and teens!

    Dr. Walsh's writing is easy and often entertaining to read. He offers real-life situations with practical "Dos and Don'ts" for parents. I had many "Ah-ha!" moments reading this book and have gained a better perspective on the choices and behaviors of my pre-teen and teens!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    Genius!!!

    Not only have I read this book twice (which I rarely do), I've also been to a lecture/parenting seminar Dr. Walsh gave at my kids high school. I only wish I had this knowledge sooner! The information I recieved from Dr. Walsh changed mine, and my kids lives. This is one of the few books I've read that I think if every parent reads, especially early on to be prepared for teen years, our world, and kids, would be much healthier and happier. Parenting my difficult teens is not only easier armed with this information (something I NEVER thought I would say), we are all better people for it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    great resource for adults

    As a school counselor and parent, I found this book to be extremely helpful. It's easy to read and understand. It gives great information and tips to helping us understanding the young people in our lives.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    i can notice how important is all of this I have a teenager and

    i can notice how important is all of this I have a teenager and I am having all the problem a mom can have I need help please

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Warning!! NOOK BOOK IS DRM ....

    WARNING DRM. CANNOT DOWN LOAD OR FREELY CHANGE FORMATTING

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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