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    Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen (Paperback) By (author) David Walsh, With Nat Bennett

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    DescriptionIn this national bestseller, acclaimed, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue, territoriality, and other familiar teenage behavior problems are so common -- all are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain. "Why Do They Act That Way?" is the first book to explain the changes in teens' brains and show parents how to use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids. Through real-life stories, Dr. Walsh makes sense of teenagers' many mystifying, annoying, and even outright dangerous behavioral difficulties and provides realistic solutions for dealing with everyday as well as severe challenges. Dr. Walsh's techniques include, among others: sample dialogues that help teens and parents talk civilly and constructively with each other, behavioral contracts, and Parental Survival Kits that provide practical advice for dealing with issues like curfews, disrespectful language and actions, and bullying. With this arsenal of strategies, parents can help their kids learn to control impulses, manage erratic behavior, cope with their changing bodies, and, in effect, develop a second brain.


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    Title
    Why Do They Act That Way?
    Subtitle
    A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Walsh, With Nat Bennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743260770
    ISBN 10: 0743260775
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    BIC subject category V2: VFXC1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 305.235
    B&T General Subject: 347
    BISAC V2.8: FAM043000, FAM034000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 305.235
    BISAC V2.8: PSY002000
    B&T Approval Code: A11442000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A60762800
    DC22: 649.12
    LC classification: QP363.5 .W356 2005
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    06 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Parents will find the book immensely informative, reassuring, and useful. I highly recommend it!" -- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of "Driven to Distraction" and "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness"