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I am fascinated by neuroscience and over the years have incorporated practices into my approach, with children and teens, that are based on the work of neuroscientists. As we find children seemingly maturing faster and faster, we can misplace our expectations of them and fail to see that their brains are FAR FROM fully developed. No matter how mature and "together" your teen may seem they need help and guidance...
The streaming link below is an interesting interview about this topic and I highly recommend it. he book: The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances Jensen (neuroscientist and mother!)
"Dr. Jensen's book explores the research in adolescent brain functioning and development in the contexts of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making." WNYC