Harnessing Adolescence

Think Global: Read “The Last 3 Years of Parenting Are More Important Than the First Ones”. 

Using new science on adolescent brain development, explore how parents can help their kids during adolescence.  Read how important these factors are to your child’s development from puberty through the teen years to the early 20’s:

  • Taking risks,
  • Developing passions, and
  • Broadening social networks .

From blogger Leigh Anderson, in conversation with Laurence Steinberg, author and psychology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Act Local:

  1. If you are the parent of a teen, have a conversation with a friend or neighbor who has only younger children.  
  2. Share similarities and differences about what your child needs from you at different stages of their development.

This photo “The McKim Family” by Andrea Rose (2010) https://www.flickr.com/photos/28913916@N02/5307601322/ is made available by Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

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