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

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

When Parents Blame Their Children

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

When Did You Know You Were Gay?

By W. Blue
When did you know you were gay?

The Problem With Being Gifted

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

The Choking Game is Not Just a Movie

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

A New Parental Report Card

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

Video Gaming and Poor Sleep

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

Teenage Boys

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Helping an Endangered Species

Dark Adolescent Romance

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

What the Teenage Brain Can Teach Us About Ourselves

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

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

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

Withdrawn, Irritable Teen? Is It A Migraine?

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

Parenting Adolescents and the Power of Prohibitions

By 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

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

4 Areas of Challenge for all Teens Today

By 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

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

Many Ages at Once

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

Education: Our Most Overrated Product

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

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

By 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

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

Real World 101 for Teens

By 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

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

Adolescence Disorder

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