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The Teenage Brain
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults | Amy Ellis Nutt, Frances E. Jensen
In this instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback, renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offer[ing] support and a way for parents to understand and relate to their own soon-to-be-adult offspring (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on her research knowledge and clinical experience, this internationally respected neurologistand mother of two boysoffers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers. Driven by the assumption that brain growth was almost complete by the time a child began kindergarten, scientists believed for many years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult oneonly with fewer miles on it. Over the past decade, however, neurology and neuropsychology research has shown that the teen years encompass vitally important physiological and neurological stages of brain development. Motivated by her experience of parenting two teenage boys, Dr. Jensen gathers what weve discovered about adolescent brain functioning, wiring and capacity and, in this groundbreaking, accessible book, explains how these eye-opening findings not only dispel commonly held myths about the teenage years, but also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious and magical world of adolescence. With insights drawn from her years as a parent, clinician and researcher, Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brains at work in learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction and decision-making. The Teenage Brain explains why teenagers are not as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought; reveals how multitasking impacts learning ability and concentration; and examines the consequences of emotionally stressful situations on mental health during and beyond adolescence. Rigorous yet accessible, warm yet direct, The Teenage Brain sheds light on the brainsand behaviorsof adolescents and young adults, and analyzes this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents, educators and even the legal system can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood in our ever challenging world.
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Kalalalatja
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This was absolutely fascinating! While I don‘t have teenagers myself (or kids, for that matter) I work with teenagers everyday now. I have already used explanations, theories and examples from the book in my therapy sessions, and I think I need a print copy for my office, so I can read some of the chapters more in depth, than listening to this in the car allowed me.

Caroline2 Oh sounds good...stacked for the future!! 👍🏻 5mo
ravenlee Adding to the TBR. I‘ve got seven years to read it before go time! 5mo
JennyM Stacking!! 5mo
LibrarianJen Stacking! Anything to help me help my students! 5mo
Kalalalatja @Caroline2 @ravenlee @JennyM @LibrarianJen there‘s so much to learn from this book, so I can only recommend it! 5mo
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Listening to the chapter on Marijuana, walking onto the balcony, and what do I smell?

Exactly! My next door neighbour enjoying his evening joint. (I think it's for medical reasons, though.)

😁

Kalalalatja I think I need to read this for my new job - dealing with teenagers with drug and alcohol problems is really something else 😅 6mo
julesG @Kalalalatja It's really interesting and I understand a lot of things much better now. A lot of things I did as a teenager and a few things (so far) that my son shows starting puberty. I recently said to a friend that anyone working/living with adolescents should read it. Brain development explains a lot of things, especially why addiction hits you harder at that time in life. 6mo
Kalalalatja I think I‘ll have to see if I can get it on audio for my drive to work. I‘m definitely finding it harder than I thought trying to get teenagers to talk, so this might help me a bit! 6mo
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julesG @Kalalalatja The audiobook is good. Most chapters are short, so they are ideal for a commute. 6mo
Kalalalatja Well, I got an hour and 15 minutes each way, so I can do with both long and short chapters. But I just found it on Scribd, so now I know what I‘ll be listening to next week 👍 6mo
julesG @Kalalalatja enjoy! 6mo
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kspenmoll
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britt_brooke Pretty! 2y
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kspenmoll
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#bannedbooksweek #coffeeandbooks #bannedbooksmug
Breakfast and our annual book read for work.
Try for Wed challenge later today.

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kspenmoll
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#Humpdaypost @MinDea
1) 4th last picture: Emmy relaxing.😻
2) recommend Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
3) Sunny, 75 degrees
4) reading tagged book, & Delicious!
5) Labor Day- looking forward to relaxing with family & neighbors

readordierachel Awww 😻 2y
BookBabe Kitty! 😻💕 2y
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katedensen
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Feeling very under the weather (inexplicable near-constant dizziness) and holed up in my parents' house because I'm a baby when I'm sick. The doorbell rang with a food delivery I didn't order. 20 minutes later, some 17 year old kid saunters over from the high school across the street with no apologies, no remorse. I've worked with teens for 8+ years...is it just me, or are they getting worse? Back to the couch.

RanaElizabeth Ugh, the dizziness sounds gross. Hope you feel better soon and I hope you ate that damned kid's food! 3y
LeahBergen Wtf?! Feel better soon. ❤️ 3y
LauraBeth Feel better ❤️ order a pizza and have it delivered to his house and then go get it 😀 3y
moranadatter Oh no! Feel better soon! 3y
katedensen @RanaElizabeth Thanks! And next time I will. @LeahBergen @kmdartist Thank you ❤️ @LauraBeth Ha! I wish I had his address. But I got his name/number from the delivery person and called the school. Not the first time it's happened. 3y
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Jahzie
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I need all the help I can get 😳