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WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

David Walsh, Ph.D
2004, 5.75 X 8.75, 276 pages.
Price $15.00

: 0103-W

Even smart kids do not-so-smart  things. It’s a simple fact of life. No one makes it through the teenage years unscathed—not the teens and not their parents. But now there’s expert help for both generations in this groundbreaking new guide for surviving the drama of adolescence. In WHY Do They Act That Way?, National Institute on Media and Family’s president and award-winning psychologist, Dr. David Walsh, explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue, territoriality, and other familiar teenage behavior problems are so common—all are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain.