What do teenagers need from their parents?

Posted on August 18, 2016

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A flood of new research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Brain imaging research has tracked adolescent development through time, rather than examining adolescents at a single time point. Such data corroborates with teens' own experiences, behavior, and emotions.

The new longitudinal research is changing scientists’ views on the role parents play in helping children navigate a volatile decade. Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to stay tuned in and emotionally connected. The research makes it possible to identify four important phases in the development of intellectual, social and emotional skills that most teens will experience at certain ages.

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Category(s):Teenage Issues

Source material from The Wall Street Journal

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