The teenage years can be a challenging time for youngsters who are adapting to unprecedented physical, hormonal and psychological changes. It is an equally difficult time for parents, who do their best to support their children but who can face a variety of challenging behaviours.
Over the last 10 years the teenage brain has been the subject of considerable research by neuroscientists and their findings are causing us to review some long-held assumptions about teenagers and how and why they behave the way they do.
This session will explain these findings and show why we may need to rethink some ideas about teenagers that we’ve long taken for granted.
The session will also consider the support available to parents through Bank Workers Charity as well as identifying other sources of information and assistance.
- Teenage years – the challenge for parents
- Understanding the neurological changes children go through during adolescence
- The teenage brain and its impact on behaviours
- Support available from the Bank Workers Charity for teenagers and their parents
- Other sources of support and information