The PSTS BLOG
for a few tips, resources and ideas
I am fascinated by neuroscience and over the years have incorporated many practices into my work with children and teens that are based on the work of neuroscientists. As we find the 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...
as a resource to aid in your process, I highly recommend that you consider streaming the radio interview in the link above at the Leonard Lopate Show page or reading the 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