Thriving During The Adolescent Period
The adolescent period can be a tough time for both the adolescent and their parents/family. It is a time of great change physically, emotionally, and socially. The reason for this is that the brain is going through a very important re-wiring process during the adolescent years. It is strengthening certain networks and getting rid of ones not needed anymore.
What kind of changes might occur during adolescence?
✨ Greater need for privacy
🌸 Orientation towards peers/social groups
😱 Increase in risk-taking behaviour
😰 A tendency to feel emotions more intensely
Even though it can be difficult, it is possible to navigate these years with your teenager and support them to thrive into their adult years. I have put together a short video for this week’s vlog with three tips to help.