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


Why Do They Act That Way? - Revised and Updated: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen Author Dr. David Walsh Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1476755574
ISBN-13 9781476755571
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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The tenth anniversary edition of this national bestseller goes beyond raging hormones and peer pressure to explain why adolescents act the way they do and what parents and teachers can do about itand its now thoroughly revised and updated to address the issues facing kids today social media online bullying prescription drug abuse stress and nutrition Why Do They Act That Way was the first book to explain the scientific brain based reasons behind teens impulsive behavior lack of focus self consciousness territoriality fatigue and their quickness to anger and take risksto name just a few common teen problems All these behaviors are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain Ten years ago there was no Facebook Instagram or Snapchat Now every kid has a smartphone and a Twitter account Award winning psychologist Dr David Walsh has now updated his 2004 classic with the most current research into the adolescent brain and hes also updated his guidance for parents and teens on navigating the new challenges of the 24 7 online world With real life stories and reassuring guidance Walsh provides realistic solutions for dealing with everyday and major challenges Sample dialogues help teens and parents talk civilly and constructively with one another behavioral contracts and Parental Survival Kits provide practical advice for dealing with issues like curfews disrespectful language and actions and bullying As a parent psychologist coach and trusted expert Dr Walsh offers the best advice to help adolescents thrive and parents survive

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