During adolescence, parts of the teenage brain are “shut for renovations”. This is the part of the brain responsible for controlling the teenager’s moods, for understanding consequences, maintaining focus and for thinking about the well-being of others. Adolescence ends anywhere from 18 to 32 years of age.
So whilst you can’t expect teens to be able to display these behaviours consistently during adolescence, there are ways that you can enhance and maximise the times when they can. Understanding the changes that are taking place for the adolescent will help you to navigate successfully these important and formative years. Nathan will share strategies with participants to achieve better relationships and better outcomes for the adolescents we work/live with.