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Decoding boys : new science behind the subtle art of raising sons book cover

Decoding boys : new science behind the subtle art of raising sons

Cara Familian Natterson

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Science

"What is my son doing behind his constantly closed door? What's with his curt responses, impulsiveness, newfound obsession with gaming, and...that funky smell? As pediatrician and mother of two teenagers Cara Natterson explains, puberty starts in boys long before any visible signs appear, which causes confusion about their changing temperaments for boys and their parents alike. Often, they also grow quieter as they grow taller, which leads to less parent-child communication. But, as Natterson warns, we respect their increasing "need" for privacy and alone time at their peril. Explaining how modern culture mixes badly with male adolescent biology, she offers science, strategies, scripts, and tips for getting it right"--

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Untangled : guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood book cover

Untangled : guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood

Lisa Damour

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Science, Self Help

"Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry,"--Amazon.com.

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A new theory of teenagers : seven transformational strategies to empower you and your teen book cover

A new theory of teenagers : seven transformational strategies to empower you and your teen

Christa Santangelo

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Science, Self Help

"A guide for families to thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years--and the culmination of the author's twenty-five years of experience in both conventional psychology and alternative methods" -- Amazon.com.

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Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls book cover

Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls

Mary Bray Pipher

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Science

"In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called "a girl-poisoning culture" surrounding adolescents. Fast forward to today, and adolescent girls and the parents, teachers, and counselors who care about them find themselves confronting many of the same challenges Pipher wrote about originally as well as new ones specific to today. In this revised and updated Reviving Ophelia, Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam (who was a teenager at the time of the book's original publication), have incorporated these new issues for a 21st-century readership. In addition to examining the impact that social media has on adolescent girls' lives today, Pipher and Gilliam explore the rising and empowering importance of student activism in girls' lives, the wider acceptance of diverse communities among young people, and the growing disparities between urban and rural, rich and poor, and how they can affect young girls' sense of self-worth. With a new foreword and afterword and chapters that explore these topics, this new edition of Reviving Ophelia builds on the relevance of the original as it provides key insights into the challenges and opportunities facing adolescent girls today. The approach Pipher and Gilliam take in the new edition is just what it was in the original: a timely, readable combination of insightful research and real-world examples that illuminate the challenges young women face and the ways to address them. This updated Reviving Ophelia looks at 21st century adolescent girls through fresh eyes, with insights and ideas that will help new generations of readers." --

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Inventing ourselves : the secret life of the teenage brain book cover

Inventing ourselves : the secret life of the teenage brain

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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Science

Describes the transformations that take place in the human brain during adolescence, especially in the prefrontal cortex, which governs decision-making, planning, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, evaluating risk, and understanding others.

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The teenage brain : a neuroscientist's survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults book cover

The teenage brain : a neuroscientist's survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults

Frances E. Jensen

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Science

"Jensen [examines] the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents, and teachers"--

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