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.
Additional Resources for Past Conversations
Disordered Eating & Body Image
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 School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings.
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
Eye, face and jaw strain are real results from extended screen time. These three articles contain exercises for relieving those visceral and muscular discomforts: