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As God allows us to understand the mystery and marvel of brain science, we have the exciting opportunity to reexamine our assumptions about human behavior. Perhaps nowhere does this impact our lives more profoundly than when we think about raising children - especially teenagers. Where parents often see a sweet boy or girl who has morphed into an incomprehensible bundle of hormones and angst, what we really ought to be seeing is an amazing young adult whose brain is under heavy construction. And changing the way we see our teens will revolutionize our relationships with them.

Organized by what we hear teens say - things like "I'm bored", "you just don't understand", "why are you freaking out?", "I hate my life!", and "hold on...I just have to send this" - this book helps parents develop compassion for their teens and discernment in parenting them as their brains are progressively remodeled. Rather than seeing the teen years as a time to simply hold on for dear life, Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark show that they can be an amazing season of cultivating creativity, self-awareness, and passion for the things that really matter.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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When science and Christian beliefs meet and equip me in parenting!

Learned so much about the development of the brain that happens during teen years! I very much believe in science... and I also know that Christianity is supported by (and supports) science... so I love how the Clarks include faith, science, and more in this book.

Only recommendation is that you put a book cover on the book if you’re reading hard copy... or try not to let your kiddo see the title. My kiddo was a little offended that I must think she’s crazy if I’m reading this book... but I guess even that is an amazing opening for good conversation! :).

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Best Teenager Parenting Book Ever!

So many good parenting tips in this book complete with brain research and Biblical citations. The action steps at the end of each chapter are particularly helpful.

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wonderful

My husband and I listened to this together and found it very helpful! Having both parents view and having the scientific support, this book offered a great perspective on raising teens.

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Packed with helpful, practical insight!

Would you listen to Your Teenager Is Not Crazy again? Why?

This book is filled with so much content that is both helpful and insightful for parents of teens. Really, anyone who works with teenagers should read it! It's backed up with lots of research and is very thorough. I highly recommend this book!

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Thought it was brain science, not mythology

I didn't realize this was a book about Christianity. The description said it was about neuroSCIENCE in teens.

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Very useful book

I found this book really helpful. It is useful in the way it is organised, by topic/ comment, although this does mean a little repetition. However, I personally found that this was quite useful in my learning. I feel like I have a much better understanding of how the brain develops during the teen years and also some really helpful tools to use and skills to try. I also found some ideas that were helpful for myself! A great book. Thank you.