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The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF An internationally respected neurologist offers a revolutionary look at the brains of adolescents providing surprising insights including why smart kids often do stupid things and practical advice for adults and teensIn this groundbreaking accessible book Dr Frances E Jensen a mother teacher researcher and internationally known expert in neurology introduces us to the mystery and magic of the teen brain One of the first books to focus exclusively on the neurological development of adolescents The Teenage Brain presents new findings dispels widespread myths and This is a book about trying to understand adolescent behavior by learning about adolescent brain development She cites a number of studies and includes anecdotes from her life as well as her acuaintances It began with a general overview about how brains develop in the adolescent years and how teen brains are very different from adult brains Then she dove into a DARE esue portion where she gave as many reasons as she could why drug use is a terrible idea for teens Super interesting if not obviously biased understandably If you re into brain chemistry then you will enjoy that partHere are some big take aways1 The teenage brain has too much grey matter brain cells and not enough white matter the material that helps get signals from one part of the brain to another Messages don t always make it where they need to go2 Multi tasking is impossible at any age3 Teens have the same amount of hormones as young adults they just respond to them differently4 Teens have a lower tolerance for stress hormones and are likely to have stress related disorders and illnesses5 Prospective memory the ability to remember to do something in the future stops developing at about 10 years old and doesn t start up again until your 20 s Students need to use reminders and planners6 Babies are basically in a constant acid trip they have tons of neurons that aren t connected yet7 Brain growth in adolescence makes learning lots of new stuff possible and easier including addictions8 Kids and teens have excitatory neurotransmitters than inhibitory it s easier for them to act than to not act9 Adolescents circadian rhythms are different than adults they are late to bed and late to rise10 Sleeping is so important Your brain prunes and streamlines connections you ve made during the day Sleeping before a test is just as important as studying Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of adolescents providing surprising insights including why smart kids Spieserye often do stupid things and practical advice for adults and teensIn this groundbreaking accessible book Dr Frances E Jensen a mother teacher researcher and internationally known expert in neurology introduces us to the mystery and magic Feral of the teen brain One Krismis van Map Jacobs of the first books to focus exclusively Girls Are Coming Out of 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The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Has been shown to cause lingering memory problems and long term use can affect later adulthood I Multi tasking causes divided attention and can reduce learning ability Emotionally stressful situations in adolescence can have permanent effects on mental health and may lead to higher risk for certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as depressionRigorous yet accessible warm yet direct The Teenage Brain sheds new light on young adults and provides practical suggestions for how parents schools and even the legal system can better help them during this crucial peri Completely terrifying The author clearly details teens increased susceptibility to tobacco alcohol marijuana hard core drugs stress gambling internet addiction and concussion In addition she explains how neurological conseuences of these dangers are magnified for adolescents Basically it s a wonder any of us lived into our twenties My cortisol levels reached unhealthy levels while reading Thank god I m not pregnant as I would have permanently damaged my fetus s brain as Jensen helpfully points out

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The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Provides practical suggestions for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and adolescentsInterweaving easy to follow scientific data with anecdotes drawn from her experiences as a parent clinician and public speaker Dr Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development including learning and memory and investigates the impact of influences such as drugs multitasking sleep and stress The Teenage Brain reveals how Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought Occasional use of marijuana I tried I did I just couldn t Jensen knows a lot about Neuroscience I believe her on that one But I m really concerned whether she actually paid attention to what she wrote here or whether she andor her ghostwriter if she had one just summarized statistics from a powerpointIt s a pity because this could have been a really useful interesting book about how our brains function and how they function on adolescence But once she gets out of the functional parts and into the parenting parts I can t evenUp to the point where I gave up in discuss this was really like how to argue with your teenagers with neuroscience These are the points where I got frustrated first of all she admits right off that she catastrophized when her son came home having dyed his hair blue Blue hair Blue hair is an emergency I don t think so She does seem to explain how she and other parents should come down off it but I just get this feeling that she s coming from a white picket fence situation and terribilizing all the things that can go wrong She seriously claimed that life offers dangers to teenagers than in any time in history and that teens are less supervised than ever before Look I don t claim that life is a bed of roses for teenagers But just because we have different ways for a kid to get high and to embarrass themselves on social media that doesn t mean life is unsafe Kids in the 1950s and 1960s were at a lot risk for vehicular related deaths alcohol related deaths rape teen pregnancy getting killed AT WORK being victimized sexually and not believed poisoned sent to war dying in FISTFIGHTS and other risks There was a time when a 16 year old was an adult and they could easily get married get pregnant and completely ruin their life socially or in truth by oh having their toddler accidentally burndown the house while they were in bed after a miscarriage Laura Wilder Another anecdote in the 1960s my father and his teen friends were driving around the countryside in the middle of the night in a car with a broken heater which they heated with a kerosene stove in the back holding pitchers of beer the author likes to use anecdotes of terrible things happening This strengthens the impact of her arguments but can backfire as when she talks about a disaster when a teenager steals the family car keys in a rage but backs through the garage door disaster would have been if they had been killed or killed someone else Further a lot of her arguments about how young people show impaired ability to balance risks center around alcohol fueled exploits that end in death from exposure First of all young people have a risk to measure re getting caught drunk that older people just don t have further exposure has been demonstrated to mess with people s ability to judge what s the right thing to do fully grown adults have fled rescuers So that undermines her argument The part that started to really grate on me was the use of epidemiological studies that conflate causation and correlation Ok teen smokers are likely to be smokers when they grow up Is this because they were exposed to smoke or that being the kind of person who becomes addicted to smoking causes them to try it Teen smokers are likely to suffer from mental illness This is no suprise those of us in whose families mental illness gallops know that smoking is one behavior people with mental illness get addicted to in an effort to manage reality But since mental illness has such a strong genetic component I d accept nothing less than twin studies to show that smoking causes crazyAt the end of the chapter on smoking she suggests that if our teens insist on smoking perhaps we should steer them towards smokeless tobacco vaping or similar CHEWING TOBACCO You WANT your kid to rot their face off what is wrong with you lady if you re a scientist you should know that vaping liuids are not tested or regulated That s just crazyThen we get into pot She starts out by admitting that originally nobody in the medical establishment believed that pot made you crazy and stupid Ok I m willing to believe that long term use of pot messes with your brain But all her data are epidemiological studies or FLOODING SLICES OF RAT BRAIN with chemicals Still I was willing to sit through thatAnd then she flat out says that pot smoking causes schizophrenia All those parents and families who struggle to help support and tolerate a schizophrenic family member will be pleased to know that the problem is just that they haven t kept their family member away from pot when they were a teenager headdesk yes I ve seen the studies The genetic link for schizophrenia is really really strong Compared to that very little makes sense In fact given that schizophrenia often rears its head before pot smoking Anyway there are studies that justifiably point out there s probably a genetic link between a tendency toward schizophrenia and a tendency toward pot addiction She did not just seriously go there She didbook drop