I LOVE working with teens! I love their energy, their passion, their creativity, their insight, and their ability to live fully in the moment!
I LOVE my understanding of the teen brain and how it helps me to understand their moods, concerns, passion, priorities, and stressors.
I mostly LOVE how this understanding helps me relate to teens so well and how it helps connect with who they really are and to help engage them in a positive direction. as well as how it helps me facilitate communication between teens and the adults who support and inspire them!
The key for me is understanding what's going on in the teen brain ... behind the attitude, behind the risky behavior, and inside the body that looks like an adult but is still a kid.
Check out this interactive primer A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain provided to you with permission by the Partnership for a Drug Free America. And while you're there, feel free to explore this comprehensive website!
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