Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent
by Dr. Jeramy Clark and Jerusha Clark
Turn the most frustrating parenting years into the most fruitful!
The teenage years. These three words can incite panic in many of us. Will our sweet boy or girl morph into an incomprehensible bundle of hormones and angst? Is trouble inevitable during the adolescent years? What should we expect as our kids grow? According to the latest research, we can anticipate amazing things! To move from panic to peace, however, we need a change of perspective. As we begin to understand the widespread construction taking place in the teenage brain, we can see and relate to our teen in wonderful new ways.
Conveniently organized by what your teen says—things like “I’m bored,” “You just don’t understand,” “Why are you freaking out?,” “I hate my life,” or “Hold on, I just have to send this”—this book will help you develop a deep compassion for your teen. There’s even a chapter on “How do I know that’s true?” about nurturing faith and biblical thinking in teens.
Rather than seeing the teen years as a time to simply hold on for dear life, Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark show that adolescence can be an amazing season of cultivating creativity, self-awareness, and passion for the things that really matter. Your Teenager Is Not Crazy is the first book in the Christian market to so thoughtfully integrate the latest in neuroscience with God’s timeless truth. (315 pp.)