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Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress by Sheryl Feinstein 

"Teenagers are perplexing, intriguing, and spirited creatures. In an attempt to discover the secrets of their thoughts and actions, parents have tried talking, cajoling, and begging them for answers. The result has usually been just more confusion. But new and exciting light is being shed on these mysterious adults.

What was once thought to be hormones run amuck can now be explained with modern medical technology. MRI and PET scans view the human brain while it is alive and functioning. To no one’s surprise, the teenage brain is under heavy construction! These discoveries are helping parents understand the (until now) unexplainable teenager. Neuroscience can help parents adjust to the highs and lows of teenage behavior.”

 

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CRAZY U: ONE DAD’S CRASH COURSE IN GETTING HIS KID INTO COLLEGE by Andrew Ferguson

Not your typical college admissions guide, Crazy U relates journalist/author Ferguson’s “experiences traveling through the tangled wood of guidance counselors, college ranking guides, essay-writing guides, SAT prep, college touring, and the FAFSA”. The book has been called “meticulously researched, brilliantly written and funny,” “the perfect guide to the madness of applying to college” and “a terrific and hysterical book.” While entertaining, Crazy U also gives parents a lot to consider about the college application process.(Click here to visit site).