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Turning 13 - Adolescent brain development

Brain development



By Michael Hawton

26th February, 2017

Research now supports what parents have long suspected – that the teenage brain is different than the adult brain. New findings show that the greatest changes during adolescence are to the parts of the brain that are responsible for functions such as self-control, judgment, emotions and organisation. The good news is that teens who ‘exercise’ their brains by learning to control their impulses or ordering their thoughts are laying neural foundations that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

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Watch this humorous video which shows one family trying to deal with the changes adolescence brings.


About the author

Michael Hawton is the founder of Parentshop, providing education and resources for parents and industry professionals working with children. He has authored two books on child behaviour management: Talk Less Listen More and Engaging Adolescents.


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