The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781480568624
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (657 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 16, 2018

The author presents a conversational view of the adolescent mind - reminiscent of a Mr. Rogers for teens. The book is written for both parents as well as teenagers. This is a strength and a distraction. The author makes a number of unsubstantiated assertions that the reader is expected to take on faith. For example, certain of the exercises are claimed to promote brain growth. And then there is the shibboleth that brain cells are killed by consumption of alcohol - damaged yes but outright killed no. Overall though, the author expertly frames the adolescent mind and provides examples so that parents perhaps may provide the appropriate guidance when some issue arises.

Jan 24, 2018

Highly recommended for any parent trying to understand their child as they grow up. If you are an adolescent, there is plenty to learn from this book. I wish I had someone who would've told me these things when I was young.


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