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I am the father of eight children (ages 22-8). I am currently raising 4 teens and two twenties (plus 11,8). I am also an adjunct college professor, a faith formation teacher of 58 sophomores, and a high school soccer head coach with 41 boys. Every minute of this audible book was insightful. More than critique, which rarely has an impact on true transformation of any human of any age, we need to help the person under our guidance understand the "why". Ultimately the "why" feeds our "deepest yes" in life. Dr Jensen's work does not dislocate personal responsibility to the growing understanding of neuroscience , but rather, encourages and empowers us to engage our teens and young adults with compassion. In other words, we can say with honest trust in the goodness of developing people, "I know you want to do this right (morally, effectively, meaningfully, developmentally), but here are the challenges you are facing. Stick with it. You will overcome." Thank you Dr Jensen for your important work. Highly recommend to anyone interested in living a more compassionate life.
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A lot of self-congratulations in this book, and a lot of reassurance that teenagers aren't an alien species. Yes, we get it. They are not aliens.
If you've heard her interview with Teri Gross (on FreshAir), there's no more scientific content in the book. You've heard it all - and for free. Don't waste time and credits on this one.
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