February Book Club
Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers. It was long believed the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Teens are not an “alien species”; rather, they are a misunderstood one. While they have the same amount of hormones as young adults, they react very differently to them, making their brains capable of remarkable accomplishments, but also so open that they become at risk.