The Middle School Mind

The Middle School Mind

Growing Pains in Early Adolescent Brains

eBook - 2011
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"This book is a must read for anyone in close proximity to middle schoolers. Using actual events from the lives of real teenagers, the authors (a middle school principal and a child neuropsychologist) combine perspectives to provide an engaging, light-hearted journey into the adventures and misadventures of newly-minted teens. First, the authors put to rest some long-standing misconceptions about teenage behavior. However bizarre they appear to adults, teenagers' emotional reactions and their behaviors can no longer be explained solely by raging hormones. Using the stories as a backdrop, the authors provide emerging findings from developmental psychology and the neurosciences to explain why young teens do the things they do. The developing brain of a young teenager produces thoughts and feelings that are vastly different from an adult. Knowing this helps us to appreciate and accept the unique challenges they face."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, R&L Education,, 2011
ISBN: 9781610485869
Characteristics: 1 online resource (134 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Neuman, Sharon - Author

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