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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.

Read the article on ‘Adolescent Brain Development’

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


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