The Adolescent Brain
Reaching for Autonomy
- Robert Sylwester - University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Behaviour Management | School Counselling | Teaching in Secondary Schools
"Written in a reader-friendly manner, the book thoughtfully examines the transition period from childhood to adulthood and combines scholarship from psychology, education, and neuroscience. Loved the graphics!"
"The personal stories provide a 'front line' credibility and contribute to the clear flow of the book. Readers will leave this book with a sense of calmness about living or working with adolescents."
"Sylwester does a nice job of tying in the concepts he introduces with the moral and ethical growth of the adolescent."
"Makes an outstanding contribution to the field. Clear, concise, and flows easily from one cleverly titled chapter to the next. Sylwester uses metaphors beautifully, making the information much more accessible to the lay reader. Excellent advice on dealing with young people. I wish I had this book when my own children were adolescents!"
"Throughout the book, Sylwester emphasizes the importance of caring adults listening and reflecting through dialogue with these brainy teens."
Excellent book to discuss why adolescents do what adolescents do.