Emotion is heightened. Role-modelling these skills is important too. How teenagers spend their time is crucial to brain development. What Can Help Teenagers Flourish? The back-to-front development of the brain explains these shifts and changes — teenagers are working with brains that are still under construction.
Doctors now believe that this mismatch in development of the impulse-control part of the brain and the hormone- and emotion-fueled part of the brain is what causes the risk-taking behaviors that are so common among teenagers.
Gives a list of resources for parents all focused on improving communication with teens aimed at parents but useful for educators, too.
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