Parents and Children

The relationship between parent and child from birth through adolescence is a key factor in the ability of the child to learn and develop as a person.

The Teenage Brain by Frances E Jensen

  Home › Jensen, Frances › The Teenage Brain The Teenage Brain Jensen, Frances Published by Collins 2015-01-06, 2015 ISBN 10: 1443406228 / ISBN 13: 9781443406222 Title: The Teenage Brain Publisher: Collins 2015-01-06 Publication Date: 2015         About this title: Synopsis: Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents […]

The Teen Brain –

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 Right Now | A Work in Progress The Teen Brain by Debra Bradley Ruder September-October 2008 Courtesy of Paul Thompson / UCLA School Of Medicine   Your teenage daughter gets top marks in school, captains the debate team, and volunteers at a shelter for homeless people. But while driving the family car, she text-messages her best friend and rear-ends another […]

Ritalin Absolves Parental and Teacher Responsibility

The application of Ritalin  to hyperactive children is leading to a situation in which social problems are increasingly defined as medical ones…There is a tendency not to look for the solutions to complex social problems in the behavior of individuals in the surrounding environment. Thus the unruly child at school and at home is perceived as in need of medical attention. Peer groups, parents, teachers, and administrators thereby […]

Spontaneous Activity in All Living Creatures

Dr. Peter Breggin writes: What is called  “spontaneous” behavior, including exploration and novelty-seeking, is at the heart of normal functioning for animals and humans. Any animal, including monkeys, rats, mice, or pigeons, has a natural curiosity or tendency to explore its environment. These animals also have a natural tendency to congregate and to relate to each other. Their investigative or  exploratory drives, as well as their social drives, […]