Adolescence & Other Temporary Mental DisordersDVD - 2010
Are you baffled by teen behaviour? Wild outbursts, risk-taking (drugs, alcohol, sex), and thoughtless or embarassing behaviours are regrettable, but not abnormal adolescent behaviours. With plenty of thought-provoking as well as laugh-out-loud examples, Dr. Pat Friman explains how "insane" behaviour on the part of teens is actually normal considering the different roles 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 behaviours to address and how, and which behaviours should simply be ignored as teen "insanity" that will be outgrown as youths 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.