Conversations with CKG

May 19, 7:00PM EST

Join CKG and Dr. Catherine Franssen as we discuss the neuroscience of the teen brain. Learn how it is normal and healthy brain development for teens to prioritize peer acceptance and how parents can help shape those decisions. We will also discuss the impacts of stress, screen time, drug and alcohol use, and mental health medication on teen brain development. Teens are welcome and encouraged to attend with their parent(s) or trusted adult. 

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Additional Resources for Past Conversations

Disordered Eating & Body Image

National Eating Disorder Association

Book Recommendations:

The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens, A Non-Diet, Body Positive Approach to Building a Healthy Relationship with Food 

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence From Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer 

The Explosive Child

Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the empirically supported Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach and New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at SchoolLost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. 

Assessment of Lagging Skills & Unsolved Problems

ADHD: Understanding & Supporting Your Teen

ADDitude: Inside the ADHD Mind: Our mission is to be your trusted advisor, an unwavering source of understanding and guidance along the path to wellness.

On the ADHD Parenting drop down menu, there is an entire section devoted to Teens with ADHD.

Child Mind Institute – Articles related to attention

Video Game & Screen Addiction

What Screen Addictions and Drug Addictions Have in Common

Video Game Play May Provide Learning, Health, and Social Benefits 

Screen Time During the Coronavirus Crisis

Eye, face and jaw strain are real results from extended screen time. These three articles contain exercises for relieving those visceral and muscular discomforts: 

Banish Eye Fatigue – Try Yoga for the Eyes!

Yoga and Eye Health

6 Quick Yoga Moves For Neck Pain & TMJ Relief