More Information on Teen Development
BrainConnection.com — Posit Science— BrainConnection.com is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn.
Center for Adolescent Health — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — The Center for Adolescent Health is committed to assisting urban youth to become healthy and productive adults.
Inside the Teenage Brain — Public Broadcasting System — This episode of FRONTLINE explores how the new discoveries can change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers.
The Secret Life of the Brain — Public Broadcasting System — This five part series reveals the processes involved in brain development across a lifetime.
Understand Ages & Stages — ParentFurther — This section of the ParentFurther website gives you insights about what's happening with your children and ideas of ways you can respond that tap and nurture their strengths.
Parenting.org — Boys Town — Boys Town offers a vast library of parenting information and articles developed over many decades by child behavior experts.
Parenting 24-7 — University of Illinois Extension— A "one-stop" source of articles with research-based information, video clips of parents and experts, breaking news and commentary, newsletters, and recommendations to the best parenting resources on the web.
All About the Teen Years — Partnership for a Drug-free America — Ninety percent of addictions begin during the teens years. Learn why, and learn how you can take a more active role in prevention.
Teen Development — Medline Plus — A compilation of resources covering the basics, the specifics, and more.
Books on Teen Development
Fox, L., & Frankel, H. (2005). Breaking the code: Two teens reveal the secrets to better parent-child communication. New York: Penguin Group.
Steinberg, L. (2004). The 10 basic principles of good parenting. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Steinberg, L. (2011). You and your adolescent: The essential guide for ages 10-25. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Strauch, B. (2003). The primal teen: What the new discoveries about the teenage brain tell us about our kids. New York: Random House.
Walsh, D. (2014). Why do they act that way? A survival guide to the adolescent brain for you and your teen. New York: Free Press.
Gardner, M., & Steinberg, L. (2005). Peer influence on risk-taking, risk preference, and risky decision-making in adolescence and adulthood: An experimental study. Developmental Psychology, 41, 625-635.
McNeely, C., & Blanchard, J. (2010). The teen years explained: A guide to healthy adolescent development. Center for Adolescent Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Steinberg, L. (2008). Adolescence. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Simpson, A. R. (2001). Raising teens: A synthesis of research and a foundation for action. Boston: Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health.