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Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

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In this national bestseller, acclaimed, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue, territoriality, and other familiar teenage behavior problems are so common — all are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Why Do They Act That Way?andlt;/Iandgt; is the first book to explain the changes in teens' brains and show parents how to use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids. Through real-life stories, Dr. Walsh makes sense of teenagers' many mystifying, annoying, and even outright dangerous behavioral difficulties and provides realistic solutions for dealing with everyday as well as severe challenges. Dr. Walsh's techniques include, among others: sample dialogues that help teens and parents talk civilly and constructively with each other, behavioral contracts, and Parental Survival Kits that provide practical advice for dealing with issues like curfews, disrespectful language and actions, and bullying. With this arsenal of strategies, parents can help their kids learn to control impulses, manage erratic behavior, cope with their changing bodies, and, in effect, develop a second brain.

Synopsis:

This popular, practical guide by an expert author and media favorite presents new scientific evidence on the physical changes to the teen brain and detailed advice that parents and teachers can use to protect, educate, and guide adolescents.

About the Author

David Walsh, PhD, is one of the most sought after speakers in America on child and teen psychology, parenting, and media's effect on children. President and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family in Minneapolis, he is an award-winning psychologist, the author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, a television personality, and the subject of a nationally televised PBS special, Raising Media Wise Kids.

Table of Contents

Contents

One: Making Sense of Adolescence

Two: A Guided Tour of Their Brains

Three: Why Adolescents Are Impulsive

Four: Risky Business: Helping Teens Put on the Brakes

Five: What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Six: Male and Female Brains: Sexual Stereotyping and Sexual Identity

Seven: Love, Sex, and the Adolescent Brain

Eight: Monkey Wrenches in the Brain: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Nine: Adolescents and Media

Ten: The Story Behind Tired Teens

Eleven: When Things Go Wrong in the Brain: Adolescent Mental Illness

Twelve: The Psychological and Social Dimensions of Adolescence

Thirteen: The Importance of Connection and Guidance

Fourteen: In Conclusion

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743260770
With:
Bennett, Nat
Publisher:
Atria Books
With:
Bennett, Nat
Author:
Walsh, David Allen
Author:
Bennett, Nat
Author:
Walsh, David
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
Developmental psychobiology
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Parent and teenager
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
index; notes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.715 oz

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