The Teen Years Explained

The Teen Years Explained Author Clea McNeely
ISBN-10 9780615302461
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 103
Language en
Publisher Jayne Blanchard
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain Author Frances E. Jensen
ISBN-10 9780062067869
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

New York Times Bestseller Drawing on her research knowledge and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, M.D., offers a revolutionary look at the science of the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers. Driven by the assumption that brain growth was pretty much complete by the time a child began kindergarten, scientists believed for years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one—only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Motivated by her personal experience of parenting two teenage boys, renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain functioning, wiring, and capacity and, in this groundbreaking, accessible book, explains how these eye-opening findings not only dispel commonly held myths about the teenage years, but also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent neurobiology. Interweaving clear summary and analysis of research data with anecdotes drawn from her years as a parent, clinician, and public speaker, Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development in the contexts of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. Rigorous yet accessible, warm yet direct, The Teenage Brain sheds new light on the brains—and behaviors—of adolescents and young adults, and analyzes this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents, educators, and even the legal system can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood.

Blame My Brain

Blame My Brain Author Nicola Morgan
ISBN-10 1406346934
Year 2013
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Nicola Morgan's accessible and humourous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead.

Julia Jones The Teenage Years

Julia Jones   The Teenage Years Author Katrina Kahler
ISBN-10
Year 2015-11-28
Pages 61
Language en
Publisher KC Global Enterprises Pty Ltd
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

"I stared in horror at what confronted me. The likeness was uncanny. It had the same long, brown hair and hazel eyes as my own, but the ghoulish grin was hideous. Numb with shock, I stood there, my mind reeling with confusion and panic. It took every last reserve of self-control, to contain the frightened screams that I felt bubbling inside. My mouth agape, I could not take my eyes from the ugly figure that had been shoved into the back of my locker..." This extract begins the story of "Julia Jones - The Teenage Years". Book One, 'Falling Apart' continues on from the suspenseful and best selling "Julia Jones' Diary" series but is even more gripping and exciting than ever before. Julia is now a typical teenage girl but has abruptly and unexpectedly been thrown into turmoil by the forced relocation of her family back to their old home in the city. She attempts to come to terms with her dilemma by reconnecting with her old friend, Millie Spencer and also the love of her life, Blake Jansen. However, on arrival at her old house, she soon learns that circumstances have changed dramatically during the time she was away and the days that follow seem to unravel in a series of escalating drama and events. Although Julia tries to maintain control, her life seems to snowball towards an all consuming disaster which she appears powerless to prevent. Julia finds that her choices surrounding love, friends, wild parties and rebellious teenage behavior tend to result in dire consequences and repercussions of the worst kind. What is the cause of Julia's misery and how does she deal with the challenges in her path? This is a book filled with unexpected plot twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. For die-hard Julia Jones' fans as well as those who are new to the series, this book will not disappoint. Don't miss out on the suspenseful journey of Julia Jones, complete with romance, drama, friendship issues and much, much more. This fabulous book for teenage girls contains all the elements of an exciting story that girls of all ages will enjoy.

Teenagers Explained

Teenagers Explained Author Megan Lovegrove
ISBN-10 1905410719
Year 2012
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher White Ladder
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The authors reveal what your teen's thinking! If you are a parent and cannot quite remember what it is like to be a spotty teen with raging hormones and you feel like this generation of 'yoofs' is like a different species, then this book is just what you are looking for.

Brainstorm

Brainstorm Author Daniel J. Siegel
ISBN-10 9781925113075
Year 2014-03-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Scribe Publications
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and often maddening ways. It’s no wonder that many parents approach their child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another. In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development affects teenagers’ behaviour 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.

Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity Author Laurence Steinberg
ISBN-10 9780544279773
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years. 25,000 first printing.

It s Complicated

It s Complicated Author danah boyd
ISBN-10 9780300166439
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

The Divorce Helpbook for Teens

The Divorce Helpbook for Teens Author Cynthia MacGregor
ISBN-10 1886230579
Year 2004
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Impact Publishers
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Quote MacGregor: 'You can't undo the divorce, but you can change some of the hassles that result from it'. This is a survival manual for teens facing the break-up of their family, with advice & support for those who inevitably get caught in the middle.

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm Author Katie Naftzger
ISBN-10 9781784502447
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom in this guide to help adoptive parents remain a calm parental influence in the midst of stormy and erratic teen behavior. This guide describes the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen confidently face the challenges of growing up and outlines four key goals for adoptive parents: · To move from rescuing to responding · To set adoption-sensitive limits and ground rules · To have connecting conversations · To help your teen envision their future Parenting in the Eye of the Storm contains invaluable insights for adoptive parents and simple strategies you can use to prepare your adopted teen for the journey ahead and strengthen the family bond in the process. It provides answers, guidance and understanding - working as a road-map through the tempestuous teenage years.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders Author S. E. Hinton
ISBN-10 9781101642610
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Untangled

Untangled Author Lisa Damour
ISBN-10 9781782395553
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Books Ltd
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

We expect an enormous amount from our teenage girls in a world where they are bombarded with messages about how they should look, behave, succeed. Yet we also speak as though adolescence is a nightmare rollercoaster ride for both parent and child, to be endured rather than enjoyed. In Untangled, world authority and clinical psychologist Lisa Damour provides an accessible, detailed, comprehensive guide to parenting teenage girls. She believes there is a predictable blueprint for how girls grow; seven easily recognisable 'strands' of transition from childhood through adolescence and on to adulthood. Girls naturally develop at different rates, typically on more than one front, and the transition will be unique to every girl. Each chapter describes a phase, such as 'contending with adult authority' and 'entering the romantic world', with hints and tips for parents and daughters, and a 'when to worry' section. Damour writes sympathetically and clearly, providing a practical and helpful guide for any parent, and for teenage girls too.

The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls

The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls Author Christine Wheeler
ISBN-10 9781401948931
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Dealing with grades, bullying, friendships, parents, boyfriends . . . it’s enough to make any teenage girl wish she could snap her fingers and make it all go away. The good news is, you almost can—except it’s not “snapping” but “tapping”! Formally known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), this revolutionary practice can help you reduce your feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, boost your confidence, and unpack the “stress backpack” you may not even know you’re carrying.

In The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls, expert EFT practitioner Christine Wheeler explains the basics of the technique (it actually involves tapping, with your fingers, on energy points on your own body, and you can do it anywhere, anytime). Then she gives you simple yet powerful instructions for tapping on common challenges such as:

  • Schoolwork, tests, grades, and planning for college
  • Appearance and body image
  • Dating, breakups, and dealing with sexual feelings
  • Divorce, siblings, and blended families

Throughout the book, comments from 16-year-old Cassidy, the author’s teen consultant, keep it real with helpful perspectives on how this tapping thing works—and it does work! In these pages, you’ll discover that a super effective tool for dealing with stress is literally at your fingertips. If you’re ready to be true to yourself, stop freaking out, and keep being awesome, The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls is the perfect solution for you!

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 0205892493
Year 2012-07
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Helps students understand how culture impacts development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text enriches the discussion with historical context and an interdisciplinary approach, including studies from fields such as anthropology and sociology, in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of "emerging adulthood" (ages 18-25), a term coined by the author, and an area of study for which Arnett is a leading expert. Arnett continues the fifth edition with new and updated studies, both U.S. and international. With Pearson's MyDevelopmentLab Video Series and Powerpoints embedded with video, students can experience a true cross-cultural experience. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-- for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development with pedagogical features such as Culture Focus boxes and Historical Focus boxes. Engage Students - Arnett engages students with cross cultural research and examples throughout. MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation, allows students to apply the concepts they are learning to their own "virtual teen." Explore Research - "Research Focus" provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings. Support Instructors - This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including video embedded PowerPoints and the new MyDevelopmentLab that includes cross-cultural videos and MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18. An easy to use Instructor's Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest) are also available. All of these materials may be packaged with the text upon request. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyDevelopmentlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205911854/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205911851. Click here for a short walkthrough video on MyVirtualTeen! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL51B144F17A36FF25&feature=plcp