Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress / Edition 2

Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress / Edition 2

by Sheryl Feinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607091186

ISBN-13: 9781607091189

Pub. Date: 12/16/2009

Publisher: R&L Education

Teenagers are perplexing, intriguing, and spirited creatures. In an attempt to discover the secrets to their thoughts and actions, parents have tried talking, cajoling, and begging them for answers. The result has usually been just more confusion. But new and exciting light is being shed on these mysterious young adults. What was once thought to be hormones run

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Overview

Teenagers are perplexing, intriguing, and spirited creatures. In an attempt to discover the secrets to their thoughts and actions, parents have tried talking, cajoling, and begging them for answers. The result has usually been just more confusion. But new and exciting light is being shed on these mysterious young adults. What was once thought to be hormones run amuck can now be explained with modern medical technology. MRI and PET scans view the human brain while it is alive and functioning. To no one's surprise, the teenage brain is under heavy construction! These discoveries are helping parents understand the (until now) unexplainable teenager. Neuroscience can help parents adjust to the highs and lows of teenage behavior. Typically, this transformation is a prickly proposition for both teens and their families, but the trials and tribulations of adolescence give teenagers a second chance to develop and create the brain they will take into adulthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607091189
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
12/16/2009
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
989,270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Eric Jensen     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
The Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress     1
Parenting Styles: What Kind of Parent Are You?     13
Strategies That Work and Don't Work with Teenagers     22
Triggering Misbehavior     40
Social Life: The Teen Scene     46
Surviving Your Teenager's Emotions     60
Physical Changes: Under Construction     73
Getting an Education     82
The Family Rules     89
Technology: The Medium and the Message     100
Teens at Risk     110
Parenting Glossary     133
References     139
Index     147
About the Author     151

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