Nathan Wallis - The Teenage Brain - Understanding your teen
Your teenager is telling you they can’t go to school today because they have anxiety about their legs being too fat. You barely get a grunt of communication from the other one, as they leave yet another trial of mess throughout the house. And let’s face it - your own sanity is hanging on by the thinnest of threads as you struggle every day with that age-old question… “What were they thinking?”
We hear every day that our teenagers are more self-obsessed, more defiant and more unmotivated than ever before, citing social media, video games and television as the culprit. And yet, there are 6000-year-old hieroglyphics carved into the pyramids pretty much saying the exact same thing?
"During adolescence part of your teenager’s brain shuts down for renovations. So, instead of asking your teenage what were they thinking, try asking them, what were they feeling!" - Nathan Wallis
In this presentation, you will learn the stages of brain development that happen across childhood, which is a lot longer than you think. Then Nathan will reveal little tricks to make parenting easier, and help you open up communication with your teenager in a way that actually gets them to listen, and even like you more! If nothing else, you will walk away understanding how yours and your teenager’s brain work, so you know that a lot of it is normal development and not in fact your fault – Phew!
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis is back in Auckland.
Nathan Wallis provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children and for their future.
With a profound reputation as a lively and engaging speaker, Nathan uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic burst into life. So, here’s your chance to get all the latest brain development research from a valid source, in a way that’s made to make sense.
Now don’t worry about not being able to understand it! While Nathan has all the qualifications and academic creed, he comes from a background of being a foster child, father of three, grandfather of two and foster parent to many. His unique “tell you how it is” style will have you captivated, and you will walk away jam-packed with “ah-ha” moments.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Nathan Wallis speak. Get in quick this event will sell out.
Note: At the beginning of each presentation in the Positive Parenting Series, to ensure that ‘everyone’ in the audience is up-to-speed, Nathan will need to recap on the stages of neuro-sequential brain development. Each talk will contain a small percentage of similar content.