October 29, 2018

Brain Development in Adolescence: What Teens are Thinking & Doing…and Why

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To help gain a deeper understanding of brain development in adolescence and teen behaviors, we’ve invited professor, parent, and psychologist Dr. David Walsh to share his knowledge and information from his nationally best-selling book in a free webinar on April 27th from 3:00-4:00 pm CDT, designed to leave you will a deeper understanding of adolescents and effective strategies for working with this age group.In this captivating webinar,Dr. Walsh willdiscuss the effects of screen time on the adolescent brain, teens and stress, cyber-bullying, teens and social media, and the fundamental differences between boys and girls brains.

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A gifted story-teller, David Walsh earned his Ph. D. in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota and is the author of 10 books. Walsh discusses how stress, technology, sleep, love, alcohol, and other factors affect the teen brain and how the brain’s pre-frontal cortex—the area of the brain involved in decision making—is not fully developed until much later in life, which helps explain teen’s and adolescents’ affinity for risky behaviors. The book benefits every reader—but especially parents and teachers working with adolescents and teens.

This age group finds themselves navigating the waters between adulthood and childhood. Sprinkle in the stress of school, friends, parents, teachers, social media, bullying, relationships and the atmosphere can feel like a perfect storm.

As educators and parents, we can empower ourselves andunderstand what is happening in the brains of our teens. Knowledge about adolescent behavior ensures we work from a place of empathy so we can help thisage-groupthrive.

View our free, on-demand webinarbecause we can all use a little help in understanding this dynamic age group.



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