The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

eBook - 2014
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In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding.Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of "immaturity" filled with often "crazy" behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781101631522
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 05, 2017

This book will be helpful for anyone who wants a better understanding of the specific stage of development that adolescents' brains are going through. It's backed by science and written by a renowned psychiatrist. If you would like to know more about why your own period of adolescence was so tumultuous, or if you are experiencing the roller-coaster ride of another teen in your life, this book will explain what's going on in the brain so that you can make informed choices. This is a must-read for anyone who is in the human services, the health care professions, program development, or policy making, and would like an introduction or refresher on why youth seem to be so vulnerable to problems like unexpected pregnancy, drug abuse, and other high risk behaviors.

monster24 Mar 05, 2014

This book is poorly written. It contained very little practical and sensible advice for living with teens. I think that the professionals who praised this book are likely friends of the author. It is written for an 8th grade reading level, and it reminds me of the worst of "new age" literature.


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