Get to Know Your Child
About development, learning, thinking and the brain
Puberty as a time of opportunity and growth
Children and teenagers are ‘works in progress’. A child starts on the path towards adulthood at the age of eight and won’t have reached its end until long after turning twenty. In that process, the role of parents and guardians is essential.
Jelle Jolles, a professor of neuropsychology and the author of the bestselling The Teenage Brain, explains how you can better understand your child and give them the space to develop their learning, thinking and behaviour precisely in those teenage years. In this illuminating book, he argues for a change of attitude in our society: adolescence is a period of opportunity and possibility, not of doom and gloom.