Saturday, March 14, 2015

You Have a Brain A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. - By Ben Carson, M.D., with Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis

Disclosure - free sample provided.

You Have a Brain A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G is a book by Ben Carson, M.D., with Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis.  This is a book written by the well known neurosurgeon, along with the help of others.  The book is written just for teens.  The book starts out giving some interesting facts about the brain.  This was interesting because I didn't even know some of these things.  It includes facts about things like your brain doesn't feel pain.  Did you know this?  I also learned from this book that your brain actually starts to develop shortly after conception.  Very neat!  

This book is not just facts about the brain though.  This books talks about how Ben Carson had a hard time growing up.  Did you know that this world renowned neurosurgeon had a hard time growing up?  He was picked on in school.  Many children put him down and thought he was dumb.  However, he always had one big supporter on his side.  He talks about how his mother always believed in him.  The book also talks about how he could use his smarts to make a better life for himself.  This book is about how Ben Carson pushed to become something great!  

This book is great for teens.  However, my 10 year old is already dealing with influence at school.  This can include things like pressure from kids, kids being mean, or trying to get him to make bad choices.  We work hard to teach him what is wrong and right.  We work hard to teach him that he needs to believe in himself because he is super smart, and a great kid.  This book reinforces just that.  This book teaches children and teens a message that they can do whatever they want if they set their mind to it.  I would recommend this book for children age 10 and up.  It is a great read.  It is even great to read as a family.  The positive vibe that I got from this book is amazing.  It really is the way that we should be teaching our children and teens to think.  

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book for all teens to read. They can use all the help they can get, it is not easy in school with the difficult subjects and dealing with other teens.
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