Join us for the Tamanend Parent Book Club.  This year, we will be reading The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults (2016) by Frances Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt.  The book describes the unique functioning of the adolescent brain and provides practical guidance for parents.  This book club will follow a "no-pressure" format in which the facilitator will present a summary of the chapter and open the floor for discussion.  We will share resources and ideas with the goal of helping the entire Tamanend parent community navigate the challenges of raising adolescents.


    Meetings are held at 6:30 in the Tamanend Cafeteria.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Monday, October 7

     Chapter 1 "Entering the Teen Years" & Chapter 2 "Building a Brain"

    Tuesday, November 12

     Chapter 4 " Learning: A Job for the Teen Brain" & Chapter 13 "The Digital Invasion of the Teenage Brain" 

    December--no meeting


    Thursday, January 9

     Chapter 5: "Sleep"

    Tuesday, February 4

     Chapter 6: "Taking Risks"

    Tuesday, March 10

     Chapter 8: "Alcohol" & Chapter 9: "Pot"

    Thursday, April 16

     Chapter 11: "Stress" & Chapter 12: "Mental Illness"

    Wednesday, May 13--last meeting for this school year

     Chapter 14: "Gender Matters"

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    Parents are welcome to join the group at any time.  It is not necessary to read all of the chapters to participate.  Please feel free to email Dr. Brian Caughie at bcaughie@cbsd.org if you are interested in participating or just stop by at one of the meetings!