The Teen Brain: A Users Guide

What's going on in that teen brain? Every so often, you will hear an adult say, "I remember when I was a teen...," and that statement usually is correct before they mention how much the world has changed since they were a teen.  They’re not wrong!  Teens today seem to live in a whole new reality compared to what we, adults, experienced. It feels like their teen brain is lagging behind. But you know what hasn't changed? The feelings of wanting to be alone, the constant anxiety, teen angst, and striving to meet every single expectation of friends and family. (Yes, Mom, they want to please you!) You and I both know how it felt to be a teen. It's even harder as a parent [Read more...]