Inside the Teenage Brain

Inside the Teenage Brain

Moody, risk-taking, depressed, rude, impulsive, distant...however we think of adolescents, neuroscience is now coming up with reasons to explain their behavior by tracing it to the brain. Read on about teenagers' transition to adulthood, experiences of bullying, marijuana use, and disorders du jour.

Naps and learning competencies

William R. Klemm Ph.D.
Should schools allow naps?

When Parents Blame Their Children

Ugo Uche
Does it really take a village to raise a child?

When Did You Know You Were Gay?

W. Blue
When did you know you were gay?

The Problem With Being Gifted

Denise Cummins Ph.D.
Even the gifted need these three things to succeed.

The Choking Game is Not Just a Movie

Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Hundreds of children have died as a result of choking themselves to get high.

A New Parental Report Card

Tim Elmore
As I conversed with many parents, one looming emotion filled their questions.

Video Gaming and Poor Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D.
My cousin plays violent video games, and has awful night terrors.

Teenage Boys

Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Helping an Endangered Species

Dark Adolescent Romance

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
For adolescents, more romance = more depression and drinking

What the Teenage Brain Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How does the state of adolescence impact parents?

An Electronic Moratorium - a Good or Bad Idea for Your Teen?

F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Can your teens survive without the cyber world?

Withdrawn, Irritable Teen? Is It A Migraine?

Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Pubertal migraines can look like nausea, irritability, or ADD

Parenting Adolescents and the Power of Prohibitions

Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Being told by parents what not to do can have some helpful value for adolescents

4 Things Teens Want and Need from Social Media

Peg Streep
The super-important, life-defining Facebook Like

4 Areas of Challenge for all Teens Today

Kate Roberts Ph.D.
Teens are pros at masking difficulties and parents need to be aware of pitfalls.

Teens Respond to Pleasure, Not Pain: Parent Accordingly

Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Match your parenting to how teens' brains work.

Many Ages at Once

Lisa Rivero M.A.
The science behind the asynchronous development of gifted children

Education: Our Most Overrated Product

Marty Nemko Ph.D.
We educate nonsensically ... and what to do instead.

Why Doesn't She/He Listen To Me? 10 Possibilities

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
What may block your boss--or loved ones--from hearing what you say?

How Travel Opens the Eyes, Minds, and Hearts of Youngsters

Shimi Kang M.D.
A look at the incredible benefits of travel for children.

Real World 101 for Teens

Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
What the seven essential behaviors to prepare them to be the brightest stars?

The Dangerous Game Your Kid May Be Playing

Susan Newman Ph.D.
The Choking Game: No drugs or alcohol needed, but it can be deadly.

Adolescence Disorder

Stanton Peele
Guess what? Our lives are just a series of diseases.