Salesian Library Parent Newsletter
Vol. I, Issue III (January 2015)
New Year, New Them
Sleep, or Lack Thereof
The latest science on this matter has led schools and workplaces to alter their handling of daily schedules. It just might persuade you to start a conversation in your own home. The video and article below accompany recent research from the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Read Full Report)
The following books all provide great insight into the teenage brain and the implications on social circumstances and beyond. Contact Mr. M. (See below) to lend one of these titles from the Salesian Library or visit the Amazon links provided to learn more/purchase.
The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen, M.D.
Frances E. Jensen, M.D., offers a revolutionary look at the science of the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers. (Book on Amazon)
Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Siegel helps parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children’s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide. (Book on Amazon)
It's Complicated by Danah Boyd
Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. (Book on Amazon)