Sheryl Feinstein is associate professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She consults at a correctional facility for adolescent boys and at a separate site for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents in Minnesota. She is a former teacher, curriculum coordinator, and director of a high school alternative program.
Sheryl Feinstein has written a book that every parent of a teenager should read. It is filled with practical information, illuminating examples, and-most important-hope. Readers will walk away not only with tools to feel confident in their role as parents but also with appreciation for their teenage child. -- Susan Eva Porter, teacher, clinician, consultant, and author Relating to Adolescents In this timely and compelling book, Feinstein has integrated the wisdom of psychology and evidence from brain-based research to offer insight into the world of the digital generation of teenagers and food for thought for parenting teenagers. Strategies for communicating and parenting teenagers are illustrated through lively examples and supported by research that is presented in a down-to-earth and readable style. -- Linda S. Behar-Horenstein, professor of educational leadership, policy, and foundations at the University of Florida, Gainesville This book is right on target when it comes to understanding the teen brain. Using emerging research, Feinstein translates the science into practical strategies that work! Every parent of an adolescent should read this book. Better yet, read it before your child becomes an adolescent-be prepared! -- Marilee Sprenger, member, American Academy of Neurology and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society; author of numerous books The author explores the topic that is urgent and timely in the rise of the new millennium. The book is intelligently crafted and full of wisdom and useful admonitions. Parents, educators, psychologists-all who are in any way deals with teenagers can benefit from it. A big and engrossing book. Great! -- Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin, professor, Department Chair of Pedagogy and Elementary Education, Birsk State Socio-Pedagogical Academy Feinstein provides practical advice, but what makes her book particularly interesting is the insight on how the adolescent brain functions. Booklist Reading this book was a delight-the result of the author's weaving a fast-flowing, persuasive narrative from several strands of information and reasoning. Those strands include recent research on adolescent thought processes, a parent's experience with raising teenagers, interviews with adolescents, and observations of adolescents interacting with adults and peers. The conversational writing style features well-reasoned suggestions about productive ways for adults-especially parents-to treat teens. I'm convinced that the author truly knows what she is talking about. -- R. Murray Thomas, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of several books, including Sex and the America