Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

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Published UK, 2015
Scientists believed for years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade the scientific community has learned that the teenage years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. In this book, Frances Jensen gathers together recent discoveries about adolescent brain functioning, wiring and capacity, and explains how these findings not only dispel myths about the teenage years but also yield practical suggestions in the context of learning and multi-tasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction and decision making. 'You need to be your teen's frontal lobes,' the author writes, 'until their brains are fully wired and hooked up and ready to go on their own.'

Frances Jensen is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania - and the mother of two boys.
Paperback. 358 pages


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