Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help by Jess Shatkin

By Jess Shatkin

A groundbreaking, research-based consultant that sheds new gentle on why adolescents make risky choices--and deals ideas that work

Texting whereas riding. Binge-drinking. Bullying. Unprotected intercourse. there are many purposes for fogeys to fret approximately getting a late-night name approximately their youngster. yet many of the recommendation mom and dad and educators listen approximately kids is outmoded and unscientific--and easily does not work.

Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings greater than twenty years' worthy of study and scientific event to the topic, in addition to state-of-the-art findings from mind technology, evolutionary psychology, online game concept, and different disciplines -- plus a extensively curious brain and the point of view of a involved dad himself. 

Using technological know-how and tales, clean analogies, scientific anecdotes, and research-based observations, Shatkin explains:

* Why "scared straight," grownup common sense, and draconian punishment do not work 

* Why the teenager mind is "born to be wild"--shaped by means of evolution to discover and take risks

* The impressive position of mind improvement, hormones, peer strain, monitor time, and different key factors

* What mom and dad and academics can do--in daily interactions, teachable moments, and particularly selected actions and outings--to paintings with adolescents' desire for possibility, rewards and social attractiveness, now not opposed to it.

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