What You Really Want to … Don’t Want to Know … About Teen Brains … From the Experts

You see, in early adolescence the brain starts major neurological and hormonal renovations from child thinking into adult thinking.

This is a time …

This is the time …

What gets programmed into that awakening brain depends primarily on the world surrounding that brain. And, believe it or not, the most powerful programmer of your kid’s brain, dear parent, is you. The primary way those young brains learn is by observing and modeling the adults around them, most of all their parents. So, for better or for worse, our teenagers are very much a reflection of who we adults are, not what kind of adults we tell our children to become. Page 233

Michael J. Bradley, When Things Get CRAZY With Your Teen, The Why, The How, and What to Do NOW, McGraw Hill 2008

Below is the list of suggested supplementary reading by Michael J. Bradley from his above book. Note some titles may be repeated because some books are relevant to the more than one topic.

Behavior

Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenage, Anthony E. Wolf

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep them Talking to you and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kind Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, James V. O’Connor

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years, David Pruitt and the American Association of child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About The Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, Barbara Strauch

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Mel Levine

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in a Permissive Culture, Dan Kindlon

Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley

Health Issues

Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management, Maureen Empfield, Nicholas Bakalar

“I’m, Like, So Fat!”Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices in a Weight-Obsessed World, Dianne Newmark-Sztainer

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, James P. Emswiler, Mary Ann Emswiler

Period: A Girl’s Guide, JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions, Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph.D.

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good, Miriam Adderholdt, Jan Goldberg

What to Do when Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids (What to Do When), Thyomas s. Greenspan

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury, Merry McVey-Noble, et al

Buttheads: Teens Write About the Perils of Smoking, Youth Communication

Smoking 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews), Margaret O. Hyde and John F Setaro

Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens, Earl Hipp

Hot Stones and Funny bones: Teens Helping Teens cope with Stress and Anger, Brian Seaward

Home Issues

Teens and Computers … What’s A Parent to Do? A Basic Guide to Social Networking, Instant Messaging, Chat, Email, Computer Set-Up and More, Donna S. Bast

Crashproof Your Kids: Make Your Teens a Safer, Smarter Driver, Timothy C. Smith

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

 Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

School Issues

Psychology of Academic Cheating, Eric M. Anderman

The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn

Yes, Your Parents ARE Crazy!,Michael J. Bradley

You Can do It: How to Boost Your Child’s Underachievement in School, Michael E. Bernard

Serious Issues

How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, Cynthia L. Mather

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock and Daniel le Grange

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens, Cynthia Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, and Michael Rater

Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, Christy Crandell

Kids Still Hurting Kids: Talking About Teen Pregnancy, Janet Bode

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students, Dorrie Williams-Wheeler

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mulish

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens Helping Teens, Richard E. Nelson, Judith c. Galas, and Pamela Espeland

Sex and Dating Issues

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controling, Abusive Dating Relationships, Jill Murray

Always My Child: A Parent’s guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daugher, Kevin Jennings and Pat Shapiro

Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, Pamela Paul

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality, Michael J. Basso

Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Social Issues

The Bully, the bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso

Please Stop Laughing At Us: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Stop Prevent School Bullying, Jodee Blanco

Therapy with Difficult Clients, Fred Hanna

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style, Erika V. Shearin Karres

The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness, Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Thompson

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure, Al Desetta

Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool, Elaine Slavens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety, Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears, Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson

Shyness: What It Is, What to do About It, Philip G. Zimbardo

Other Michael J. Bradley Recommended Books

The Primal Teen, Barbara Strauch

Why Do They Act That Way?, David Walsh

Yes, Your Teen in Crazy! Loving Your Kinds Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescent, Patricia Hersch

The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, Philip Rice and Kim Gale Dolgin

Uncommon Sense for Parents and Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager, Scott Sells

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Michael Riera

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. Mel Levine

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott

Dilemmas of desire: Teenaged Girls Talk About Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Shared after studying Michael’s book because it helped me to connect the dots to see my personal teen history from a fresh, enlightened, and healed perspective, which I hope does the same for you, whether you have children or not.

As always, be who you really are to live your best life,

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

July 28, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

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A MERE WORD

Love …

a mere word

four letters spelled,

but the feeling

… the choice

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no other treasure

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Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

Originally written August 12, 2016

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Audrey Hepburn’s take on the word “impossible.”

Great thought to keep in mind as my company’s revised business plan was sent back out in the world yesterday for funding.

As always, be who you really are!

Respectfully,

Kaitlin

July 21, 2017

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As always, shine as whom you really are,
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
July 17, 2017
PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

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As always, best wishes,

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