Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent


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Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent by Jerusha Clark, Dr. Jeramy Clark

As God allows us to understand the mystery and marvel of brain science, we have the exciting opportunity to reexamine our assumptions about human behavior. Perhaps nowhere does this impact our lives more profoundly than when we think about raising children—especially teenagers. Where parents often see a sweet boy or girl who has morphed into an incomprehensible bundle of hormones and angst, what we really ought to be seeing is an amazing young adult whose brain is under heavy construction. And changing the way we see our teens will revolutionize our relationships with them.

Organized by what we hear teens say—things like I'm bored, You just don't understand, Why are you freaking out?, I hate my life!, or Hold on . . . I just have to send this—this book helps parents develop compassion for their teens and discernment in parenting them as their brains are progressively remodeled. Rather than seeing the teen years as a time to simply hold on for dear life, Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark show that they can be an amazing season of cultivating creativity, self-awareness, and passion for the things that really matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801018763
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 172,923
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jeramy Clark serves as the pastor of discipleship at Emmanuel Faith Community Church near San Diego, California. He and Jerusha Clark have coauthored four books, three of which hit the CBA bestseller's list. Jerusha's own works span a wide variety of topics, including spiritual growth, women's issues, marriage, and mental health, including the bestselling book Every Thought Captive. The Clarks teach individually and together at churches, retreats, schools, and conferences.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Earl Henslin 9

Preface 11

Introduction 15

1 You Don't Understand 21

2 Leave Me Alone 30

3 But Why? 39

4 I'm So Bored 48

5 That Could Be Epic 56

6 But Nothing Happened 66

7 What Do You Want Me to Say? 77

8 Why Are You Freaking Out? 88

9 Why Are You Looking at Me Like That? 98

10 Aren't You Sorry? 107

11 What's Wrong with My Friends? 116

12 It's Not Like We're Getting Married 127

13 This Is Sooooo Awkward 137

14 But It's Mine 147

15 Hold On, I Just Have to Send This 158

16 It's Not That Bad 172

17 How Do I Know That's True? 184

18 It's Not My Fault 194

19 I Can't Take This! 204

20 I'm So Tired 213

21 I'm Starving 223

22 What's Wrong with Me? 231

23 It's Not All I Think About! 242

24 I Feel So Ugly 251

25 I Hate My Life 261

26 What If… ? 272

Appendix A The Truth about Substance Abuse 283

Appendix B The Truth about Self-Injury 287

Appendix C The Truth about Suicide 291

Acknowledgments 295

Notes 299

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Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
swt_angel_79 More than 1 year ago
You can guarantee any book written by the Clark's is going to be amazing and this is one of those. This book is written for parent's of teens. Your Teenager's Not Crazy was written to help parent's understand how the brain's of those teen's work. It breaks down their worries, thoughts, confusion, pain and even happiness to help you better understand what they are thinking, why and how to deal with it. This is a book I'd recommend to parent's of teens everywhere.