You may have read about “the teen brain,” and how new brain research has revealed why teens are prone to impulsive, risk-taking and emotional behavior. But this is only the beginning of the story. In The Race Against Time,
Dr. Denny Coates explains that what happens (or doesn’t happen) during adolescent brain development will have a life-long impact on a young person’s intellect. He also outlines four ways parents can positively influence the outcome—a must-read for parents who want to help their teens prepare for the challenges of adult life.
This book for young girls features several upbeat, engaging stories about conversations between Trisha and her aunt Maria, to help parents guide their daughters during adolescence. Use it to prepare for talks with your young daughter or give the book to her to supplement the discussions. (An adult discussion guide is available free
This book for young boys shares rich “heads-up” talks that can give your son a significant edge as he prepares for adult life. The stories are about conversations between Chris and his uncle Ray, who mentors him during adolescence. Use it to prepare for talks with your young son or give him the book to supplement the discussions. (An adult discussion guide is available free.)
Kids can get a lot from participating in youth sports: having fun, making friendships and reinforcing social skills, learning the rules and skills of the game, strengthening physical fitness, and building character strength. Unfortunately, many coaches believe the supreme goal is winning. Written for youth sports administrators and coaches, this brief book makes a case for youth development as the higher purpose.