If you have a child in middle school or especially in high school, they are probably joining students from all around the country to respond to the school shooting in Florida. These kids are angry and as they connect across the country on social media they are joining together to make a powerful statement. [Read more…]
It seems that from the moment you notice a change in your adolescent’s body odor, there is also a big change in their emotions. Their outbursts can be hurtful and personal. It is helpful to all parents to consider what is your child is feeling beneath the storm. [Read more…]
It is not that difficult to motivate an adolescent, just push the dopamine button in their brain!
When you think of dopamine, think of reward. The anticipation of a reward is even enough to raise dopamine levels in the brain and bring on a pleasurable response. [Read more…]
When you look into the face of another adult, your brain helps you determine if the person you are with is happy, sad or in any other emotional state. That is because your prefrontal cortex, behind the forehead, is fully developed and uses logic to make this judgment. [Read more…]
By now, you have probably already noticed a change in your adolescent’s mood as they entered puberty? Science has explained to us that the adolescent brain goes through a huge burst of development. [Read more…]