One of the barriers to communication is the naturally occurring distancing that takes place during adolescence. Communication during the teen years can be especially challenging because of the rapid changes that occur in their physical bodies and social worlds. The first thing to remember is that as your child moves through the teen years, he/she … Continue reading What’s Going On? My Teen Seems So Far Away!
What Where You Thinking?!?! Understanding the Prefrontal Cortex of the Teenage Brain
Have you ever asked your teen, "What were you thinking" and gotten the answer, "I wasn't" or "I don't know." During adolescence, the teenage brain is undergoing subtle, but dynamic changes, all in the midst of major physiological, psychological, and social transitions. Overall, theses changes lead to more sophisticated thinking skills and increases in their … Continue reading What Where You Thinking?!?! Understanding the Prefrontal Cortex of the Teenage Brain