The Adolescent Brain; Reaching for Autonomy, by Robert Sylwester
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- ISBN: 9781412926102 | 1412926106
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/18/2007
'Excellent advice on dealing with young people. I wish I'd had this book when my own children were adolescents!'Patricia Wolfe, International Educational Consultant, Mind Matters, Inc.'Written in a reader-friendly manner, the book thoughtfully examines the transition period from childhood to adulthood and combines scholarship from psychology, education, and neuroscience. Loved the graphics!'Sheryl Feinstein, Associate Professor, Augustana College'Readers will leave this book with a sense of calmness about living or working with adolescents.'Bob Patterson, Training Manager, Discovery EducationHow the teenage brain thinks, feels, learns, and changes on its journey to adulthood.In this enlightening volume, expert educator and scientist Robert Sylwester explains how adults can better understand teenagers through an engaging discussion of the adolescent brain. Readers will learn how to:Mentor adolescents rather than attempt to control themNurture creativity, imagination, and individuality Understand such critical issues as sexuality and bonding, morality and ethics, risk and security, collaboration and autonomy, and moreEasy-to-understand theories, familiar examples, and nontechnical language make complex research accessible and appropriate for rewarding classroom or family discussion.