Born To Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

By Shatkin, Jess P.

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9780143129790 9781101993422
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Reviewed on June 15, 2017  |  Parenting

Adolescent psychiatrist Shatkin (child psychiatry & pediatrics, New York Univ. Sch. of Medicine) argues that our understanding of teen risk-taking behavior is completely wrong, having resulted in programs that simply don't work (think D.A.R.E.). Essentially, according to the author, we are fighting evolution, which has selected adolescents, whose brains and hormones all scream and encourage risk at every turn, to embrace a certain amount of danger in life. All is not lost, howeve...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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