How You Can Help Your Teen’s Brain Development
With Dr. Sarah Risen
Watch Time: 1:29 minutes
As your child reaches their tween and teenage years, you may start asking yourself, “Why is my teenager so moody? What made them think that choice was a good idea?” The answer is that your child’s brain is still growing and is especially sensitive to experiences and interactions during this time.
“The connections being formed during this critical period are the ones that help teenagers gain control of their emotions, plan and organize better, make more thoughtful choices, and respond less impulsively with less risk taking.”
Dr. Sarah Risen, pediatric neurologist
In this short video, Dr. Risen explains how open communication, good nutrition, and adequate sleep can help your teenager’s brain grow and mature so that they can transition more successfully into adulthood.