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Born to Be Wild Audiobook
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Born to Be Wild Audiobook

Original price was: $28.00.Current price is: $4.99.


by Jess Shatkin

  • Narrated by: Jess Shatkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Release date: 10-03-17
  • Language: English

A groundbreaking, research-based guide that sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices – and offers solutions that work.

Texting while driving. Binge drinking. Bullying. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific – and simply doesn’t work.

Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades’ worth of research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain science, evolutionary psychology, game theory, and other disciplines – plus a widely curious mind and the perspective of a concerned dad himself.

Using science and stories, fresh analogies, clinical anecdotes, and research-based observations, Shatkin explains:

  • Why “scared straight”, adult logic, and draconian punishment don’t work.
  • Why the teen brain is “born to be wild” – shaped by evolution to explore and take risks.
  • The surprising role of brain development, hormones, peer pressure, screen time, and other key factors.
  • What parents and teachers can do – in everyday interactions, teachable moments, and specially chosen activities and outings – to work with teens’ need for risk, rewards, and social acceptance, not against it.

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Jess Shatkin

Narrated by

Jess Shatkin


8 hrs and 10 mins

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