Are you baffled by teen behavior? Wild outbursts, risk-taking (drugs, alcohol, and sex), and thoughtless or embarrassing behaviors are regrettable, but not abnormal adolescent behaviors. With plenty of thought-provoking as well as laugh-out-loud examples, Dr. Pat Friman explains how “insane” behavior on the part of teens is actually normal considering the different rates of development of parts of the brain. Because the prefrontal cortex which guides reason and logic is still developing in adolescents, it is often overruled by the limbic system, the part of the brain that reacts with emotion. Dr. Friman tells viewers which behaviors to address and how, and which behaviors should simply be ignored as teen “insanity” that will be outgrown as youth mature.
His presentation, full of witty examples and wise advice, speaks directly to parents, caregivers, and Educators who are looking to better understand and deal with the craziness of adolescence.
Patrick C. Friman Ph.D., is Director of Clinical Services at Boys Town where he and his staff counsel hundreds of youth and families each year. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, the author of more than 180 published scientific papers on child behavior, and a popular speaker to both professional and parent audiences. Dr. Friman is also the author of Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You: Now Get into Bed and Go To Sleep and is the featured presenter on Raising Children without Losing Your Voice or Your Mind (DVD). 1 hr. 15 min.
Produced by Boys Town Press
"...Friman's tips on negotiating, allowing teens to express their feelings, and taking care to appropiately--and privately--voice criticisim, seem solid. Reminding viewers that this developmental stage doesn't last forever, this helpful program--targeted at parents, caregivers, and Educators --is easily recommended." ~Video Librarian