By Jess Shatkin
Texting whereas using. Binge-drinking. Bullying. Unprotected intercourse. there are many purposes for fogeys to fret approximately getting a late-night name approximately their teenager. yet many of the recommendation mom and dad and educators pay attention approximately kids is outmoded and unscientific--and easily does not work.
Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings greater than twenty years' worthy of analysis and medical event to the topic, in addition to state of the art findings from mind technological know-how, evolutionary psychology, online game conception, and different disciplines -- plus a generally curious brain and the point of view of a involved dad himself.
Using technology and tales, clean analogies, scientific anecdotes, and research-based observations, Shatkin explains:
* Why "scared straight," grownup common sense, and draconian punishment do not work
* Why the teenager mind is "born to be wild"--shaped by way of evolution to discover and take risks
* The awesome function of mind improvement, hormones, peer strain, monitor time, and different key factors
* What mom and dad and lecturers can do--in daily interactions, teachable moments, and specifically selected actions and outings--to paintings with children' want for possibility, rewards and social reputation, no longer opposed to it.
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