Nicola Morgan’s book ‘Blame My Brain’ gives a superb insight into what happens inside the teenage brain, both scientifically and emotionally, as the young adult grows and matures. It helps to explain why teenagers behave the way they do and gives hope, as well as dispels fear (on the part of parents and teachers) about what is happening during these turbulent years!
An additional synopsis follows:
‘A comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant – frankly, spotty – louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan’s carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead. Funny and non-patronizing, it makes essential reading for both parents and teenagers alike.’ Nielsen BookData Online
We have this book in our library (although currently on loan). Nicola Morgan does state that although the teenage brain is undergoing all this change, its control remains very much in the power of its owner… She does not excuse anything.