BORN TO BE WILD + THE MYSTERY OF RISK
Jess Shatkin, author of Born to Be Wild.
Topic: Why teens take risks and how we can help keep them safe.
Issues: What adolescents think about risk; what you need to know about the adolescent brain; why adolescence is crucial to evolution; the truth about peer pressure; what parents, schools, and society can do about risk taking.
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Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Keep Them Safe
—November 7, 2017
Texting while driving. Binge drinking. 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 But most of the advice parents and educators hear about adolescents is outdated and unscientific—and simply doesn’t work. This webinar, led by Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, discusses why teens take risks and what drives their decision-making, and provide advice about what parents, teachers, and society can do differently to keep our kids safe.