The teenage brain
Drawing on up-to-date research knowledge and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist and mother of two boys Dr Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the science of the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers.
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 teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.
Motivated by her experience of parenting two teenagers, Dr Jensen gathers together recent discoveries about adolescent brain functioning, wiring and capacity, and explains how these eye-opening 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.
Rigorous yet accessible, warm yet direct, The Teenage Brain sheds new light on the brains of adolescents and analyses this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood.
Dr Frances E. Jensen