The Teenage Brain – ‘A wonder to Behold’
Most parents of teenage children come to accept that their teenagers will at times behave erratically, argue with great passion and emotion, stand frozen in a state of indecisiveness, take risks without thinking through the consequences and loose themselves in the sanctuary of their bedrooms late at night listening to loud music or anything other than trying to sleep.
Teenagers themselves know they become emotional sometimes for no apparent reason, they doubt themselves, they want to ‘fit in’ and they tell us, as school nurses, that they cannot control their anger which often gets them into trouble.
Understanding more about the changes that take place in the teenage brain will better inform professionals working with young people in the support and advice they offer. Furthermore the research offers parents new ways of managing and reacting to their teenage sons and daughters through this tumultuous journey called adolescence, creating harmony where there is discord.