The must know neurological factors influencing behaviour, emotion, relationships, learning and futures in teens and preteens (ages 11 through to 20 years). We now understand the adolescent brain is very much a work in progress – and, that it is different to yours, and to how it once was when they were a child. Just as an adolescent goes through awkward physical growth spurts, their brain development also progresses with awkward leaps and stutters. Oh yes, brain development affects both emotion and behaviour and we need to understand this!
So, what is a parent to do?
Firstly, understand what's really happening your teenage son or daughter. Mark will also present some fast and helpful ideas for you to work with. Oh, yes! This is a challenging age group, but so brilliantly rewarding to parent and teach!