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ERIC Number: ED497340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6620-0ISBN-978-1-5788-6620-5
Parenting the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress
Feinstein, Sheryl
Rowman & Littlefield 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. 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 gives teenagers a second chance to develop and create the brain they will take into adulthood. The book contains 12 chapters: (1) The Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress; (2) Parenting Styles: What Kind of Parent Are You?; (3) Strategies That Work and Don't Work with Teenagers; (4) Triggering Misbehavior; (5) Social Life: The Teen Scene; (6) Surviving Your Teenager's Emotions; (7) Physical Changes: Under Construction; (8) Getting an Education; (9) The Family Rules; (10) Technology: The Medium and the Message; (11) Teens at Risk; and (12) Parenting Glossary. References are also provided.
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Language: English
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