What Science Can Tell You about Parenting Your Teen
The teen years are a time of tremendous growth and change. As a parent of a teen, these years can also be a time of tumultuous relationships, raging hormones, risky behavior and conflict. It doesn’t have to be so difficult! There is an explosion of research on how the brain works and specifically how the adolescent brain is changing. Find out what science says about what is going on with your teen and how can you use that knowledge to reduce the angst and increase the joy!
- Understand the Teenage Brain - what is happening developmentally
- Understand how teenage behavior is developmentally appropriate and necessary
- Understand how adults in a teenager's life can redefine their relationship to support the teenager
- Understand how to respond to common teenage angst and issues and when it becomes clinically significant - requiring professional intervention
Judy Richardson-Mahre holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist, LAMFT, Parent and ADHD coach with Partners in Parenting. She co-facilitates the SE Metro ADHD Connection and is passionate about helping people with ADHD see their strengths and abilities while supporting them through their struggles
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