Friday, January 17, 2020

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen, Amy Ellis Nutt

This book starts off very cerebral, no pun intended. The author goes into detail about sections of the brain, how section inter communicate, what sections handle what human functions, etc.

I thought I was not going to like it but I found myself not wanting to put it down. I have a 20 year old and a 13 year old. Reading this book made me see my mistakes in my approach with the older one, and I immediately modified behaviors and tactics with my 13 YO.  

The book covers mental disorder in teens and young adults and what types of behaviors attribute to it.  I have kidded with friends that this book should have been names "Why is my kid an @$$hole".  While it does shed light on why, a lot, it turns out is parenting tactics. 

I recommend this book to anyone with teens, toddlers & families planning to have kids.  Even people without kids will benefit from this book. I have learned so much from this book.  Not sure how I stumbled onto this book.  I think it was a suggestion or an update I saw on

Frances E. Jensen

Amy Ellis Nutt

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper (January 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062067842
ISBN-13: 978-0062067845

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