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…]
If you feel you need to be infused into every aspect of your middle school or high school student’s life, I have a question for you.
Why? What outcome are you hoping for? [Read more…]
Do you remember going to the grocery store before you had children and standing in line behind a mom with a screaming child? You may have thought to yourself, “My child will not act like that!”
Brace yourself. [Read more…]
“Boys will be boys” is a common expression we hear to explain adolescent boy behavior. Let’s consider this example. Your 10-year old son comes flying down the street on his skateboard, without a helmet, completely unaware of the potential danger to himself. The thrill of the risky behavior is enough to put a smile on his face as he flies by. [Read more…]
The brain is totally fascinating to me. It is not a rigid organ that cannot change.
It is dynamic. In our teenagers, the brain is developing and changing rapidly. The article, Your Brain and Happiness: How to Make ‘Happy’ Happen by Debbie Hampton for HeySigmund.com, explains how four different brain chemicals can help change our brain chemistry and create our mood. [Read more…]