Teenagers and their parents will find much to fascinate them in this updated edition of Nicola Morgan’s skilful, non-scientists explanation of the complex and specific science that makes teenagehood such a specific period of growing up.
New research has revealed even more about the workings of the brain and it appears that teenagers are wired somewhat differently. That’s especially true when it comes to sleep – as all parents of teens know well! It is also true in regard to the taking of risks and to the taking of stimulants.
Tests and quizzes and lots of illustrations support the scientific but jargon free text.
During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two.
Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression.
The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information about the discovery of mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.
It was shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books.
I only wish that this book had been around when dealing with my own teenager's antisocial behaviour. TES
It is very rare that an author succeeds in writing a book for teenagers which is also a 'must read for their parents and teachers. The Scotsman
|Publication date:||2nd May 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||For Parents, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic|
Nicola Morgan has written nearly a hundred books. Her previous titles for Walker include The Teenage Guide to Stress, winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges’ and readers’ awards, Blame My Brain, which was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science, and Wasted, which won the Scottish Children's Book Award and other awards and shortlistings. Nicola often speaks in schools and at conferences all over the world about issues concerning teenagers, such as stress and well-being, the reading brain and online life. Nicola also creates original resources for teachers. She is a former dyslexia ...More About Nicola Morgan